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UFC 187 injuries and medical suspensions: Vitor Belfort, Andrei Arlovski subject to six-month sits

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Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC 187 this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions on Tuesday for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 187, which took place last Saturday night (May 23, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

And there are a few hefty sentences.

Chief among them is UFC 187 co-headliner Vitor Belfort, who may have jacked up his shoulder during his first-round technical knockout loss to Chris Weidman (watch it). Joining him in the six-month club is Andrei Arlovski, who rocketed into the top five of his division by popping and dropping Travis Browne (replay).

That's not all.

Here is the full list of UFC 187 injuries and medical suspensions:

Daniel Cormier: Must have follow-up MRI before Nov. 1
Anthony Johnson: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to left eyebrow laceration.
Chris Weidman: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to left eyebrow laceration.
Vitor Belfort: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, must have left shoulder cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days.
John Makdessi: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, must have broken jaw cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days.
Andrei Arlovski: Must have MRI of left shoulder cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days.
Travis Browne: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days. Additionally, must have broken nose cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days.
John Moraga: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to scalp laceration.
Rafael Natal: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to right eyebrow laceration.
Nina Ansaroff: Must be cleared by doctor before next fight or no contest for 180 days.
Colby Covington: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to left eyebrow laceration.
Mike Pyle: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Leo Kuntz: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Justin Scoggins: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to left eyebrow laceration.
Josh Sampo: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 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. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For a complete wrap up of all the UFC 187 weekend festivities click here.