UFC 153 medical suspensions: Glover Teixeira, Fabio Maldonado potentially out for six months

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Fabio Maldonado were among five main card fighters to receive 180-day medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 153.

Teixeira will require a negative x-ray of his right hand and right elbow before returning to training, while Maldonado may only return early with neurological approval following a bloody and brutal two-round fight that was eventually, mercifully stopped by cageside doctors.

Undercard fighters Sergio Moraes, Chris Camozzi and Luiz Cane also received 180-day suspensions, according to information released to the Association of Boxing Commissions. Due to a lack of a sanctioning body in Brazil, the UFC handled the issuing of medical suspensions internally for UFC 153.

Eight additional fighters received minor suspensions, including light heavyweight headliner Stephan Bonnar, who will be sidelined 45 days, with no contact permitted for 30 days. Bonnar lost to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva via a spectacular first-round knockout in the night's main event.

The complete list of UFC153 medical suspensions can be found below.

Glover Teixeira: Suspended 180 days, may be cleared early after x-ray of right hand and right elbow; mandatorily suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

Fabio Maldonado: Suspended 180 days, may cleared early after neurological approval; mandatorily suspended 60 days, no contact for 45 days

Sergio Moraes: Suspended 180 days, may be cleared early after MRI of right knee and doctor's approval; mandatorily suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Chris Camozzi: Suspended 180 days, may be cleared early after x-ray of nasal bone; mandatorily suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Luiz Cane: Suspended 180 days, may be cleared early after x-ray of left orbital and nasal bone; mandatorily suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Stephan Bonnar: Suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Sam Sicilia: Suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Cristiano Marcello: Suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Reza Madadi: Suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Dave Herman: Suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

Erick Silva: Suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

Diego Brandao: Suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

Joey Gambino: Suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

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