cain-velasquez-34.jpgAs it turns out, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) wasn’t suspended six months following his UFC 166 victory over Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) earlier this month.

While the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation initially told MMAjunkie.com the champ was medically suspended six months due to a suspected broken jaw, a representative today said it was an error.

“After review of the UFC 166 information it has been determined the Velasquez/dos Santos suspensions were posted incorrectly,” a rep wrote via email.

Instead, Velasquez, whose rep subsequently told MMAjunkie.com the fighter’s jaw was fine and that the suspension confused them, has been suspended 15 days for precautionary reasons. That means his return could come a lot sooner than originally expected.

UFC 166 took place Oct. 19 at Houston’s Toyota Center and aired on pay-per-view. In the heavyweights’ rubber match and the night’s main event, Velasquez scored a fifth-round TKO victory over dos Santos.

Dos Santos remains suspended indefinitely barring clearance from a physician for his nose and jaw injuries. Even when cleared, the ex-champ faces a minimum suspension of 180 days.

For complete coverage of UFC 166, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Cain Velasquez)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

After 20 Months on the Sidelines, Can Cain Velasquez Still Reign Supreme?

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

It’s been nearly two years since UFC fans last saw their heavyweight champion in action. That would be a long time on the sideline for any professional athlete, but to gain real perspective on the cu read news >>

UFC 188 Medical Suspensions: Werdum and Alvarez Out Up to Six Months

  • 19 days ago
  • 145 views

Fabricio Werdum upset Cain Velasquez to unify the heavyweight championship at UFC 188 on Saturday night, but he didn’t escape unscathed. read news >>

Rony Jason suspended nine months after failed UFC Fight Night 67 drug test in Brazil

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

Rony Jason needed to get back on the winning track in May in Brazil, and he did so in a big way. But now it will be reversed. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Alexander Shlemenko suspended three years, fined $10,000, KO of Manhoef overturned

  • 13 days ago
  • 934 views

In a 7-0 vote, the California State Athletic Commission today suspended ex-Bellator middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko for three years, fined him $10,000, and overturned his knockout win over Mel read news >>

UFC Fight Night 70 media suspensions: Machida, Dias suspended indefinitely

  • 7 days ago
  • 6 views

The Florida State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions to seven UFC Fight Night 70 fighters, and two are suspended indefinitely.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez could be the UFC's greatest %26#x2026; could be (Yahoo Sports)

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

The 32-year-old has established himself as a brilliant heavyweight, when he's healthy, and that's the problem. read news >>

Trainer Javier Mendez: Cain Velasquez 'is gonna kill' Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188

  • 28 days ago
  • 32 views

Cain Velasquez's trainer Javier Mendez believes the UFC champion is on another level than his Brazilian challenger. This Saturday, Cain Velasquez will finally return to the Octagon and take on some u read news >>

UFC 188 Video: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Full Countdown Show

  • 28 days ago
  • 102 views

Watch UFC 188 headlining title fight in Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum get previewed in depth. UFC 188 is approaching and Zuffa has released their traditional countdown show to preview the upcomi read news >>

Video: 'Countdown to UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum' full segment

  • 28 days ago
  • 69 views

Did you miss Sunday’s debut of “Countdown to UFC 188,” or just want to watch it again? Check out the full segment devoted to headliners Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.Filed under: News, UFC, Vide read news >>

Countdown to UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

  • 28 days ago
  • 175 views

Go inside the training camps of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and interim champ Fabricio Werdum as they prepare for battle at UFC 188. read news >>