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UFC 195 injuries, medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier, Kyle Noke facing six-month sits

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Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit put on one of the most exciting fights in recent memory at UFC 195 this past weekend (Sat. Jan. 2, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nevada. And after five rounds of rock-em, sock-em action, both men somehow left the Octagon relatively unscathed.

That's according to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which released the medical suspensions for the first UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event of 2016.

Not everyone was as fortunate, though, as Dustin Poirier and Kyle Noke are facing six-month sits after suffering busted up noses in their respective fights against Joseph Duffy and Alex Moreno.

Here is the complete list of UFC 195 medical suspensions and injuries from NSAC:

Kyle Noke: Requires fractured nose to be cleared by doctor or no contest until 07/02; minimum suspension no contest until 02/02, no contact until 01/24 due to left elbow strain
Dustin Poirier: Requires fractured nose to be cleared by doctor or no contest until 07/02; minimum suspension no contest until 02/17, no contact until 02/02
Sheldon Westcott: Requires left knee to be cleared and right hand to be x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 07/02; minimum suspension no contest until 02/02, no contact until 01/24
Joe Soto: Requires follow-up exam with retinal specialist done by 05/01
Robbie Lawler: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/17
Carlos Condit: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/17
Scott Holtzman: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/17
Andrei Arlovski: Suspended until 02/17, no contact until 02/02
Drew Dober: Suspended until 02/02, no contact until 01/14
Joseph Duffy: Suspended until 02/02, no contact until 01/14 due to lacerations
Edgar Garcia: Suspended until 02/02, no contact until 01/14

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 195 weekend festivities click here.