UFC 160 medical suspensions: Glover Teixeira, Mark Hunt face six months on shelf

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Glover Teixeira had a quick day of work at UFC 160, requiring just 2:38 to romp past James Te Huna. Unfortunately, he faces the possibility of a lengthy wait until his next time back in the cage.

Teixeira was one of several fighters that will require clearance for possible broken bones or other injuries, or instead face a six-month medical suspension. That's according to the Nevada state athletic commission (NSAC), which released the information to the media on Tuesday night.

NSAC said that Teixeira would require clearance for possible broken bones to his right hand and left elbow. The good news is a negative X-ray would clear him immediately.

Other fighters including Mark Hunt (right toe) and Gray Maynard (right pupil) also face the possibility of long sidelinings unless cleared by doctors.

The full list is below.

  • Antonio Silva - suspended until 6/25, no contact until 6/16
  • Junior dos Santos - suspended until 6/25, no contact until 6/16
  • Mark Hunt - must have broken right big toe cleared by a doctor or no contest until 11/22, minimum no contest until 7/25, no contact until 7/10
  • Glover Teixeira - must have right hand and left elbow x-rayed. If positive then must clear with doctor or no contest until 11/22
  • Gray Maynard - needs ophthalmologist clearance for dilated right pupil or no contest until 11/22; minimum suspension no contest until 07/25, no contact until 07/10
  • Donald Cerrone - suspended until 7/10; no contact until 6/26 for right elbow and right eyebrow lacerations
  • KJ Noons - suspended until 7/25; no contact until 7/25 for multiple face lacerations
  • Mike Pyle - suspended until 6/25; no contact until 6/16
  • Rick Story - suspended until 7/10; no contact until 6/25
  • Dennis Bermudez - must have both feet & right hand x-rayed; if positive then doctor clearance or no contest until 11/22; minimum suspension no contact until 06/25, no contest until 06/16
  • Max Holloway - suspended until 6/25; no contest until 6/16
  • Colton Smith - suspended until 7/10; no contact until 6/25
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov - must have orthopedic evaluation on left knee and be cleared by doctor otherwise no contest until 11/22
  • Stephen Thompson - must have left foot x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 11/22
  • Brian Bowles - must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 11/22; minimum suspension no contest until 7/10; no contact until 6/25
  • Estevan Payan - suspended until 7/25; no contact until 7/25

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