UFC 125 Medical Suspensions: Brandon Vera Suffers Nasal Fracture


Brandon Vera, Frankie Edgar, Marcus Davis and Phil Baroni were issued medical suspensions related to nasal fractures suffered from their respective fights Saturday at UFC 125 in Las Vegas.

Although Vera had the most visible nose damage, all four were received the same medical suspension from the Nevada athletic commission. The fighters must have their nasal fracture cleared by a doctor or they will not be allowed to fight until July 1. They must serve a minimum suspension until March 3 and are not allowed contact until Feb. 16.

Edgar was the only one of the four who did not lose at UFC 125. His opponent Gray Maynard emerged out of the championship draw with only facial lacerations and will be suspended until Feb. 1 with no contact until Jan. 23.

Josh Grispi, upset by Dustin Poirier, is being required to receive an x-ray for his jaw. If there is a jaw injury, he must be cleared by a doctor or he will not be allowed to fight until July 1. Grispi will receive a minimum suspension until Feb. 16 and no contact until Feb. 1.

Diego Nunes, who defeated Mike Brown by split decision, suffered a left eye contusion and must serve a short suspension until Jan. 23 with no contact until Jan. 16.

Greg Soto, who submitted to Daniel Roberts' kimura, must receive orthopedic clearance on his left shoulder or he won't be able to compete until July 1.

Chris Leben, stopped by punches from Brian Stann, will be suspended until Feb. 16 with no contact until Feb. 1.

The other 13 fighters received no medical suspensions.

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