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UFC 'Brisbane' injuries and medical suspensions could bench Frank Mir up to six months

Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is several days removed from its UFC Fight Night 85 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which took place last weekend in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

In case you missed some of the carnage, like Steve Bosse's destruction of James Te Huna, as well as Mark Hunt's walk-off knockout over Frank Mir, you can get up to speed on all the action "Down Under" right here.

But those highlight-reel moments are not without consequences.

There is no existing athletic commission in Australia; therefore, UFC must act as its own governing body. That includes handing down medical suspensions to MMA LLC, which acts as the record and suspension keeper for the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC).

The full list includes:

Damien Brown: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Alan Patrick: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Ross Pearson: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact).
Chad Laprise: Suspended 180 days or until cleared with negative right hand X-ray.
Richard Walsh: Suspended 180 days or until cleared with negative right forearm X-ray.
Viscardi Andrade: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Rin Lakai: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact).
Leslie Smith: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Daniel Hooker: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Mark Eddiva: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Brendan O'Reilly: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact).
Alan Jouban: Suspended 180 days or until clearance with left elbow MRI.
Bec Rawlings: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Seo Hee Ham: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Steve Bosse: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
James Te Huna: Suspended 180 days or until clearance with head CT scan. Minimum suspension 60 days (45 days no contact).
Daniel Kelly: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Antonio Barbosa Jr.: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by ENT specialist. Minimum suspension 60 days (45 days no contact).
Jake Matthews: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).
Johnny Case: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact).
Hector Lombard: Suspended 180 days or until cleared with head CT scan. Minimum suspension 45 days (30 days no contact).
Neil Magny: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact).
Frank Mir: Suspended 180 days or until cleared with head and neck CT scan. Minimum suspension 45 days (30 days no contact).
Mark Hunt: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest period).

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 "Brisbane" weekend festivities click here.

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