Nevada Athletic Commission officials Tuesday informed Sherdog.com
that Velasquez must undergo an X-ray on his left hand. If the
heavyweight’s appendage is broken, he will face six months on the
shelf, though he may be cleared early by a physician. Regardless,
the NAC issued the American Kickboxing Academy ace a minimum
suspension of one month.
Silva, who absorbed a flurry of hard shots in his co-headlining
affair with Velasquez, must undergo a nasal X-ray. If those results
come back positive, Silva must also sit out until Nov. 20 unless he
is cleared early by a physician.
UFC 146 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was
headlined by a heavyweight title bout between reigning champion
Santos and former belt holder Frank Mir.
“Cigano” knocked Mir out in the second round of their five-frame
main event, sending the former champion to the mat with a hard
right straight and finishing the job with a hammer fist. Mir
received a two-month suspension from the NAC.
Also receiving potential six-month suspensions for various injuries
Varner (right hand), Jason Miller
(right thumb and left knee), C.B. Dollaway
(left thumb) and Jacob
Volkmann (left elbow), though all four men may be cleared early
by a physician.
UFC 146 Medical Suspensions:
Mir: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11.
Velasquez: Suspended until Nov. 20 pending X-ray of left hand
but may be cleared early by physician; regardless, minimum
suspension until June 26 with no contact until June 17
Silva: Suspended until Nov. 20 pending nasal X-ray but may be
cleared early by physician; regardless, minimum suspension until
July 23 with no contact until July 11 for lacerations
Herman: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July
Miocic: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June