UFC 141 Medical Supensions: Diaz, ‘Janitor,’ Gamburyan Face 6 Months

By: Sherdog.com Staff
Jan 3, 2012
Four fighters from Saturday’s UFC 141 “Lesnar vs. Overeem” have been handed potential six-month medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The NSAC on Tuesday released to Sherdog.com a full list of suspensions from the event, which closed out the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s calendar year at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Lightweight Nate Diaz, who out-boxed Donald Cerrone for the better part of 15 minutes to earn a unanimous decision in the evening’s co-headliner, was suspended until June 28 with no contact until Jan. 21 for damage sustained to his right eye. Diaz can be green-lit to fight sooner if the eye is cleared by an ophthalmologist. Cerrone was suspended until Feb. 14 with no contact until Jan. 30 for a cut on his lower lip.

Veteran Vladimir Matyushenko was suspended until June 28 after injuring his left knee in a first-round stoppage loss to light heavyweight up-and-comer Alexander Gustafsson, who got a one-month suspension for a right tibia contusion. Featherweight Manny Gamburyan reinjured his right shoulder in a decision defeat to Diego Nunes. Both Matyushenko and Gamburyan can be cleared to compete sooner by orthopedic doctors; Gamburyan was also ordered to undergo x-rays.

Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who was mauled by new No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 141, was also suspended until June 28 for an abdominal injury. The suspension seems unlikely to come into play, however, as Lesnar announced his retirement from fighting immediately after the first-round TKO loss.

UFC 141 medical suspensions:

Alistair Overeem: Suspended until Feb. 14; no contest until Jan. 30 for cuts on right eye

Brock Lesnar: Must have abdominal injury cleared by a doctor or no contest until June 28

Nate Diaz: Must be cleared by an ophthalmologist or no contest until June 28; minimum suspension, no contest until Jan. 30; no contact until Jan. 21 for right eye injury

Donald Cerrone: Suspended until Feb. 14; no contact until Jan. 30 for cut on lower lip

Jon Fitch: Suspended until Feb.29; no contest until Feb. 14

Alexander Gustafsson: Suspended until Jan. 30; no contact until Jan. 21 for right tibia contusion

Vladimir Matyushenko: Must have left knee cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 28; minimum suspension, no contest until Feb. 14; no contact until Jan. 30

Nam Phan: Suspended until Feb. 29; no contact until Feb. 14 for cut on right eyebrow

Junior Assuncao: Suspended until Jan. 30; no contact until Jan. 21 for cut on right cheek

Dong Hyun Kim: Suspended until Jan. 30; no contact until Jan. 21 for left foot contusion

Diego Nunes: Suspended until Feb. 14; no contact until Jan. 30 for cut on left eye

Manny Gamburyan: Must have right shoulder x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 28; minimum suspension, no contest until Jan. 30; no contact until Jan. 21

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