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Medical Suspensions Listed for UFC 156

February 4, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued the following medical suspensions for UFC 156. Among the highlights are Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who has been suspended indefinitely until cleared by an opthamologist, and Frankie Edgar who is out until Agust 2nd for a potential left orbital fracture. Check out the full list below:

* Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for potential right eye injury
* Frankie Edgar: Suspended until Aug. 2 for potential left orbital fracture, can be cleared early by a maxillofacial doctor following a CT scan; minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact in training until March 20
* Francisco Rivera: Suspended until Aug. 2 for potential right hand/wrist injury, can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor following an X-ray; minimum suspension until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5
* Evan Dunham: Suspended until Aug. 2 for right orbital blowout fracture, can be cleared early by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon; minimum suspension until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17
* Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4 with no contact in training until March 20 for precautionary reasons
* Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5 for precautionary reasons
* Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to chin laceration
* Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion
* Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration
* Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to forehead laceration
* Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
* Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
* Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to left eye laceration

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