UFC 163 medical suspensions: Jose Aldo may be out three months with broken foot


chan-sung-jung-14.jpgAs pictures indicated, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo suffered a serious foot injury that could keep him out of action for three months.

The UFC 163 medical suspensions, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and today received, indicate Aldo has been given a 90-day term, including 60 days with no contact for a fracture of his right foot.

Chan Sung Jung, who challenged Aldo at this past Saturday’s pay-per-view event, could be out even longer. He was suspended 180 days or until cleared by a doctor for a shoulder dislocation that helped bring a halt to the title fight in the fourth round when Aldo took advantage after seeing the injury and earned a TKO stoppage.

UFC 163 took place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Its main card aired live on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) issued the medical suspensions, which covered all 24 fighters on the card.

In the night’s co-main event, light heavyweight Phil Davis unanimously outpointed Lyoto Machida in a controversial decision. Davis received six-month suspension for a possible right foot injury and needs doctor clearance to return. Machida, meanwhile, was suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

The full list of UFC 163 medical suspensions include:

  • Jose Aldo: suspended 90 days with 60 days no contact for fracture in right foot
  • Chan Sung Jung: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs an MRI
  • Phil Davis: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs an X-ray of right foot
  • Cezar Ferreira: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Thiago Santos: suspended 90 days with 60 days no contact
  • Thales Leites: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Tom Watson: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • John Lineker: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Jose Maria: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Anthony Perosh: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Vinny Magalhaes: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Amanda Nunes: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs X-ray of right rib
  • Shiela Gaff: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Sergio Moraes: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Neil Magny: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Rani Yahya: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Ian McCall: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs X-ray of right hand
  • Iliarde Santos: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Josh Clopton: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Francimar Barroso: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Viscardi Andrade: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Bristol Marunde: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

For complete coverage of UFC 163, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Chan Sung Jung)

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