UFC 166 medical suspensions: Junior dos Santos out indefinitely, Cain Velasquez may have broken jaw

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and two others received indefinite medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 166, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Dos Santos lost via a bloody, brutal fifth-round TKO stoppage against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in Houston, TX at the main event of UFC 166. Due to the extensive damage dos Santos suffered, the 29-year-old will be held out indefinitely pending clearance from a throat, nose and ear physician.

Velasquez, meanwhile, is to be sidelined until April 18, 2014 due to a potential broken jaw, although the champion may return earlier if cleared by a physician.

Fellow main card loser Shawn Jordan received an identical suspension to dos Santos, while Tim Boetsch received an indefinite medical suspension pending clearance from an ophthalmologist in light of his controversial victory over C.B. Dollaway.

Three additional fighters on the card received significant medical suspensions, as T.J. Waldburger and Darrell Montague will be sidelined until January 18, 2014 for precautionary reasons, and Diego Sanchez will be held out until January 18, 2014 due to the severe cuts he received during his classic battle against Gilbert Melendez. Notably, Waldburger left the cage on a stretcher and received immediate transport to a hospital after suffering several late punches during his knockout loss to Adlan Amagov.

The complete UFC 166 medical suspension report can be seen below.

  • Junior dos Santos: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from throat, nose and ear physician
  • Shawn Jordan: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from throat, nose and ear physician
  • Tim Boetsch: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ophthalmologist
  • Cain Velasquez: Suspended until April 18 due to potential broken jaw
  • Diego Sanchez: Suspended until Jan. 18 due to cuts
  • Darrell Montague: Suspended until Jan. 18 for precautionary reasons
  • T.J. Waldburger: Suspended until Jan. 18 for precautionary reasons
  • Nate Marquardt: Suspended until Dec. 19 for precautionary reasons
  • Andre Fili: Suspended until Dec. 19 due to cuts
  • George Sotiropoulos: Suspended until Dec. 4 due to cuts
  • Gilbert Melendez: Suspended until Nov. 19 for precautionary reasons
  • C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until Nov. 19 due to cuts
  • Dustin Pague: Suspended until Nov. 19 for precautionary reasons
  • Daniel Cormier: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Roy Nelson: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Jessica Eye: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Sarah Kaufman: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • K.J. Noons: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Jeremy Larsen: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
  • John Dodson: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Hector Lombard: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Adlan Amagov: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Mike Rio: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Kyoji Horiguchi: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons

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