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UFC on FUEL TV 4 medical suspensions and injuries: Mark Munoz potentially out 6 months

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July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Mark Munoz is attended to after being defeated by Chris Weidman (not pictured) in the middleweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Mark Munoz is attended to after being defeated by Chris Weidman (not pictured) in the middleweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC on FUEL TV 4: "Munoz vs. Weidman," which took place on Wed., July 11, 2012, from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

With several of the night's bouts ended early (and violently) on the cable televised fight card, there were more than a few fighters flagged for follow up visits to their doctors.

Chief among them is event headliner Mark Munoz, whose injuries include but are not limited to: a left scalp laceration, a right eyebrow laceration and a potential mandible fracture. That's the amount of damage Chris Weidman inflicted upon him in less than two rounds.

It's too bad Josh Rosenthal was so "slow on the trigger" to stop the bout, because it may have cost Munoz six months of his fighting career. He could come back sooner, of course, pending a physician's approval.

Also riding the pine until further notice is James Te Huna, who battered and bruised Joey Beltran on his way to a decision win. But it came with a price. In fact, he may have dished a lot of hurt but he got it back just the same, potentially fracturing both his elbow and foot. He'll need to see a doctor to get clearance before he's allowed to return.

That's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC on FUEL TV 4 injuries and their medical instructions (via MMAFighting.com):

Mark Munoz: Suspended for 45 days, no contact for 30 days for TKO loss. Also suspended 180 days for left scalp laceration, right eyebrow laceration and potential mandible fracture, or pending physician clearance.

James Te Huna: Suspended for 180 days for potential left elbow fracture and left foot fracture, or pending physician clearance. Also suspended indefinitely pending mandatory MRI prior to Sept. 11, 2012.

Joey Beltran: Suspended for 60 days for pair of right orbital lacerations and upper right lip laceration, or pending physician clearance.

Aaron Simpson: Suspended for 60 days for right eye laceration, or pending physician clearance.

Kenny Robertson: Suspended for 60 days for right scalp laceration, or pending physician clearance.

Anthony Njokuani: Suspended for 180 days for potential right hand fracture, or pending physician clearance.

Josh Ferguson: Suspended for 60 days for right orbital laceration, or pending physician clearance.

Andrew Craig: Suspended for 60 days for left eyebrow laceration, or pending physician clearance.

Rafael Natal: Suspended for 45 days, no contact for 30 days.

Issei Tamura: Suspended for 45 days, no contact for 30 days.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

For a complete wrap up of all the UFC on FUEL TV 4: "Munoz vs. Weidman" fight week festivities click here.