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UFC 209 injuries and medical suspensions: Mark Hunt sat until April following Alistair Overeem knockout

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UFC 209: Overeem v Hunt Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

UFC 209 injuries and medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Woodley vs. Thompson 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (March 17, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, were released on Monday by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Leading the list of mandatory timeouts is heavyweight “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt, who racked up several weeks of mandatory vacation after getting planished by hulking Dutchman Alistair Overeem (highlights here).

That's not all.

Full list of UFC 209 medical suspensions include:

Mark Godbeer: Must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then requires orthopedic clearance or no contest until 09/01; minimum suspension and no contest until 04/04, no contact until 03/26

Tyson Pedro: Must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then requires orthopedic clearance or no contest until 09/01; minimum suspension until 04/04, no contact until 03/26 due to tongue laceration and left eye swelling

Luke Sanders: Must have left hand x-rayed, if positive then requires orthopedic clearance or no contest until 09/01; minimum suspension and no contact until 04/19

Luis Henrique: Suspended until 05/04, minimum suspension and no contest until 04/19, no contact until 04/04 due to multiple lacerations (left eyelid and left eyebrow)

Paul Craig: Suspended until 05/04, no contact until 09/16 due to TMJ injury

David Teymur: Suspended until 04/19, no contact until 04/04

Mark Hunt: Suspended until 04/19, no contact until 04/04

Darren Elkins: Suspended until 04/19, no contact until 04/04 due to lacerations on right eyebrow and bridge of nose

Mirsad Bektic: Suspended until 04/19, no contact until 04/04

Stephen Thompson: Suspended until 04/04, no contact until 03/26 due to multiple lacerations (middle of forehead, above and under left eye)

Rashad Evans: Suspended until 04/04, no contact until 03/26

Lando Vannata: Suspended until 04/04, no contact until 03/26 due to right cheek laceration

Iuri Alcantara: Suspensed until 04/04, no contact until 03/26 due to left ear laceration and 3rd and 4th knuckle

Daniel Spitz: Must have follow-up MRI in one year, due date: 02/27/2018

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 209 weekend festivities click here.