UFC 162 medical suspensions: Anderson Silva on shelf for 45 days following TKO loss

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Most of UFC 162's major names received only perfunctory medical suspensions following the weekend's activity at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Even Anderson Silva, who saw his lengthy, storied reign as the UFC middleweight champion end via TKO, will only face 45 about days on the sidelines.

His medical suspension ends on Aug. 21, according to the Nevada state athletic commission, which released the information to the media on Monday.

Even before the suspensions, "The Spider" said that he was looking forward to some time off with his family, so the medical sidelining was never likely going to come into play when it came to his next booking. UFC president Dana White has publicly targeted the possibility of a Weidman-Silva rematch on Feb. 1, 2014, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey. Silva initially declined the possibility of a second fight, but even before the fight, White said he would get a rematch upon losing.

Silva's 16-fight UFC win streak and 10 title defenses are both promotional records.

Japanese fighter Kazuki Tokudume was given the longest suspension, as he must have what NSAC termed a "right orbital blowout fracture" cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor or ophthalmologist, or stay on the sidelines until Jan. 3, 2014.

Meanwhile, Dennis Siver, who suffered a technical knockout at the hands of Cub Swanson, can not take his next fight booking for a date prior to Oct. 5.

The entire list of suspensions is as follows:

Anderson Silva - suspended until 8/21; no contact until 8/6
Charles Oliveira - suspended until 8/6; no contact until 7/28
Tim Boetsch - suspended until 8/6; no contact until 7/28
Dennis Siver - suspended until 10/5; no contact until 9/5
Kazuki Tokudome - must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared by an ENT or ophthalmologist or no contact until 1/3/14; minimum no contest until 8/21; no contact until 8/6
Dave Herman - suspended until 8/21; no contact until 8/6
Rafaello Oliveira - suspended until 8/21; no contact until 8/6 for left knee pain
Seth Baczynski - suspended until 8/6; no contact until 7/28 for right eyebrow and nose lacerations
David Mitchell - must have post-concussion clearance from a sports medicine doctor; minimum suspension no contest until 10/5; no contact until 9/5

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