Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 183, which took place last Saturday night (Jan. 31, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
And there are a few hefty sentences.
Chief among them is UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley, who is facing a six-month sit after suffering a broken right foot during his co-main even scrap against Kelvin Gastelum. Joining him with a possible extended break is Tim Boetsch, who could be out a bit because of an abrasion over his right eye suffered during his second-round submission loss to Thales Lietes.
That's not all.
Here is the full list of UFC 183 injuries and medical suspensions:
Nick Diaz: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial lacerations.
Anderson Silva: Suspended 30 days (20 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) left eyebrow cut.
Tyron Woodley: Suspended 180 days for broken right foot. Minimum suspension 30 days (10 days no contact) for precautionary reasons. Must have clearance for orthopedist pending X-rays.
Joe Lauzon: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact)for precautionary reasons.
Tim Boetsch: Suspend 180 days for possible right eye abrasion. Minimum suspension 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial lacerations.
Thales Lietes: Suspended 30 days (20 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
Jordan Mein: Suspended 30 days (20 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
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. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.
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