Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/31/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: UFC fighter Cain Velasquez (R) hits UFC fighter Ben Rothwell (L) up against the fence during their Heavyweight bout at UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Velasquez won the fight by way of TKO. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 15 athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez” event. Alan Belcher (Pictured), Tim Boetsch, Todd Duffee and Michael Johnson could be riding the pine for as long as six months for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps. However, each fighter can return to action sooner with a doctor’s note. The majority of the contestants were issued precautionary suspensions, including headlines Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas hosted last weekend’s show. Here is the promotion’s official IR list: Cain Velasquez: Suspended 45 days, 30 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Junior dos Santos: Suspended 45 days, 30 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Joe Lauzon: Suspended 60 days, 45 days with no contact, for facial and forehead lacerations. Tim Boetsch: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by physician (broken nose). Minimum suspension of 45 days, 30 days with no contact. Alan Belcher: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a physician (jaw and knee). Minimum suspension of 60 days with no contact. Yushin Okami: Suspended 14 days, 10 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Eddie Wineland: Suspended 30 days, 21 days with no contact, for lacerations. Brad Pickett: Suspended 21 days, 14 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Byron Bloodworth: Suspended 60 days, 45 days with no contact, for scalp lacerations. Jamie Varner: Suspended 60 days, 45 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Melvin Guillard: Suspended 45 days, 30 days with no contact, for right shin laceration. Todd Duffee: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a physician (left knee). Minimum suspension of 60 days, 45 days with no contact, for forehead laceration. Philip DeFries: Suspended 21 days, 14 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Leonard Garcia: Suspended 21 days, 14 days with no contact, for precautionary reasons. Michael Johnson: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a physician (left hand). Minimum suspension of 21 days, 14 days with no contact, for ear laceration.
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