UFC 126 medical suspensions: Griffin and Ellenberger facing potential long layoffs

By MMAjunkie

The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions to a total of 10 fighters from this past weekend’s UFC 126 event. Now, main-card fighters Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger both face suspensions of up to six months, though each can be cleared early by a physician.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today requested and received the list of suspensions from the NSAC.

The full list of suspensions included:

  • Vitor Belfort: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons
  • Forrest Griffin: Suspended until Aug. 5 unless right foot is X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor
  • Carlos Eduardo Rocha: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to a scalp laceration
  • Jake Ellenberger: Suspended until Aug. 5 unless both hands are X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor
  • Paul Kelly: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to a right-eyebrow laceration
  • Michihiro Omigawa: Suspended until April 7 with no contact until April 7 due to a right-eyebrow laceration and head blows
  • Chad Mendes: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons
  • Gabe Ruediger: Suspended until April 7 with no contact until April 7 due to a right-eyebrow laceration and head blows
  • Ricardo Romero: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons
  • Kenny Robertson: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons

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