UFC 155 Medical Suspensions: Boetsch, Belcher, Johnson and Duffee Face Longest Time Off


There was plenty of action at UFC 155 that ended with some big knockouts and a lot of blood, most of that courtesy of Joe Lauzon after his “Fight of the Night” against Jim Miller.

Following the event, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released a list of the fighters on medical suspension following the year end UFC card.

Several fighters are listed including Tim Boetsch and Alan Belcher, who both have to get doctor’s clearances before returning to action or face a possible six month suspension.

Here is the full list of fighters with medical suspensions from UFC 155:

Cain Velasquez suspended until 2/13/13, no contact until 1/29/13
Junior Dos Santos suspended until 2/13/13, no contact until 1/29/13

Joe Lauzon suspended until 2/28/13, no contact until 2/13/13 due to multiple deep facial and forehead lacerations

Tim Boetsch suspended minimum until 2/13/13, no contact until 1/29/13. Must have nasal fractures cleared by ear-nose-throat doctor or suspension runs until 2/13/13

Alan Belcher suspended minimum until 2/28/13. Must have right mandible x-rayed, if positive then he must be cleared by oral, maxilla facial doctor. Also must have MRI or x-rays of right knee, if positive then clearance from an orthopedic doctor or suspended until 6/28/13
Yushin Okami suspended until 1/12/13, no contact until 1/9/13

Eddie Wineland suspended until 1/29/13, no contact until 1/20/13
Brad Pickett suspended until 1/20/13, no contact until 1/13/13

Byron Bloodworth suspended until 2/28/13, no contact until 2/13/13 due to scalp laceration

Jamie Varner suspended until 2/28/13, no contact until 2/13/13
Melvin Guillard suspended until 2/13/13, no contact until 1/29/13 due to right shin laceration.

Michael Johnson suspended until 1/20/13, no contact until 1/13/13. Must have left hand cleared by doctor or suspension until 6/28/13. Also suspended due to right ear laceration

Todd Duffee suspended minimum until 2/28/13, no contact until 2/13/13 due to right forehead laceration. Also must have MRI of left knee. If positive much get orthopedic doctor’s clearance or suspension until 6/28/13.
Phil DeFries suspended until 1/20/13, no contact until 1/13/13

Leonard Garcia suspended until 1/20/13, no contact until 1/13/13

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