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UFC 156 Medical Suspensions: Frankie Edgar Leads List of Possible Six-Month Sanctions

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The UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar medical suspensions were released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, as well as Evan Dunham and Francisco Rivera, could be on the sidelines until August, depending upon how their various medical reviews progress. Edgar and Dunham both face issues dealing with possible orbital fractures, while Rivera may have a fractured hand and/or wrist.

UFC 156 Medical Suspensions

Frankie Edgar: Must have facial CT scan to rule out a left orbital fracture. If the CT scan is positive, then he must gain clearance by a maxilla-facial doctor or he is suspended until Aug. 2, 2013. He faces a minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact prior to March 20.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Needs clearance by an ophthalmologist before his next fight due to a right eye injury.

Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5 with no contact prior to Feb. 24 due to a chin laceration.

Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20 with no contact prior to March 5.

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 17 due to a forehead laceration.

Evan Dunham: Must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon or he is suspended until Aug. 2. He faces a minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact prior to March 20.

Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 17.

Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4 with no contact prior to March 20.

Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5 with no contact prior to Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion.

Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5 with no contact prior to Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration.

Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 17.

Francisco Rivera: Must have right hand/wrist x-rayed. If x-ray is positive, then he needs clearance by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until Aug. 2. He faces a minimum suspension until March 20 with no contact prior to March 5.

Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 27 due to left eye laceration.

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