Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/4/13
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 13 athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” event. ‘ Frankie Edgar (Pictured) could be riding the pine for up to six months with a possible left orbital fracture. The former lightweight champion can return to action sooner with a doctor’s note. Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosted last weekend’s show. Here is the event’s official IR list: Frankie Edgar: Minimum suspension until April 4th, with no contact until March 20th. Must obtain clearance for a possible left orbital fracture, otherwise suspended until August 2nd. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Needs clearance by an ophthalmologist for a possible right eye injury. Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5th, with no contact until February 24th with chin laceration. Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20th, with no contact until March 5th. Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Febeburary 24th, with no contact until February 17th with forehead laceration. Evan Dunham: Minimum suspension until April 4th, with no contact until March 20th. Ophthalmologist must clear right orbital blowout fracture, otherwise suspended until August 2nd. Gleison Tibau: Suspended until February 24th, with no contact until February 17th. Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4th, with no contact until March 20th. Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5th, with no contact until February 24th with right eye contusion. Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5th, with no contact until February 24th with left eye laceration. Chico Camus: Suspended until February 24th, with no contact until February 17th. Francisco Rivera: Minimum suspension until March 20th, with no contact until March 5th. Must obtain clearance from orthopedic doctor on right hand/wrist, otherwise suspended until August 2nd. Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until February 24th, with no contact until February 27th with left eye laceration.
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