Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Cruz, Faber top 132 medical suspensions
By Franklin McNeil
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz might have to savor his unanimous decision win Saturday night over Urijah Faber for a while.
The Nevada Athletic Commission released its medical suspensions to ESPN.com on Tuesday for fighters who participated in UFC 132, which was held July 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Cruz is required to have his right hand x-rayed. If the results are positive, Cruz must be cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he won’t be allowed to compete until Dec. 30.
Faber must have his right hand, right wrist, right shoulder and chest x-rayed. If the results are positive, Faber must be cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he too will not be allowed to compete until Dec. 30.
Regardless, Faber can't compete until Aug. 17, and must not have contact until Aug. 2.
Wanderlei Silva, who was knocked out in 27 seconds by Chris Leben, is suspended until Sept. 1. He can’t have any contact until Aug. 17.
Dennis Siver (forehead lacerations) is suspended until Aug. 17, and can’t have contact until Aug. 2.
Ryan Bader, who was submitted by Tito Ortiz, is suspended until July 24, and must avoid contact until July 17.
Both Dong Hyun Kim and Shane Roller must have right orbital fractures cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor or ophthalmologist. Otherwise, neither can compete until Dec. 30.
Regardless, neither Kim nor Roller can compete before Sept. 1. They also must avoid all contact until Aug. 17.
Melvin Guillard (cut under right eye) is suspended until July 24, and can’t have contact until July 17.
George Sotiropoulos, who was KO’d in the first round by Rafael dos Anjos, is suspended until Sept. 1. He can’t have contact until Aug. 17.
Brian Bowles must have his right hand X-rayed. If the results are positive, Bowles must be cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he will not be allowed to compete until Dec. 30.
He is under minimum suspension and can’t have any contact before July 24 or compete until Aug. 2.
Donald Walker (laceration on right eyebrow) and Brad Tavares (laceration on left eyebrow) are suspended until Aug. 2 and neither can have contact before July 24.
Andre Winner is suspended until Aug. 2, and can’t contact before July 24 due to facial bruising. Anthony Njokuani, who defeated Winner by unanimous decision, must have a contusion on his lower left leg cleared by a physician or he can’t compete until Dec. 30.
Njokuani also chipped a lower right tooth.