UFC 146 Medical Suspensions: Cain Velasquez, 'Bigfoot' Silva Potentially Out for Six Months

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and five others received potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 146, the Nevada State Athletic commission confirmed on Tuesday.

The suspension to Velasquez, who may have injured his left hand midway through his co-main event win over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, is pending X-rays and physician clearance. If his hand is broken, Velasquez could be sidelined as long as November 20.

Likewise, Silva will require X-rays on his nose, and depending on the results, could face a suspension stretching into late November.

Undercard fighters Jamie Varner, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, C.B. Dollaway and Jacob Volkmann also received potential six-month suspensions pending doctor's clearance. Miller requires clearance on both his right thumb and left knee, lending credence to suspicions that he fought Dollaway with an injured knee.

Eleven additional fighters received various minimal suspensions, chief among them being Frank Mir. Following his TKO loss to UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, Mir will be sidelined until July 23, with no contact allowed until July 11.

The official UFC 146 medical suspension report can be read below:

Cain Velasquez: Requires X-ray of left hand. Suspended until November 20 if broken, unless medically cleared sooner. Minimum suspension until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

Antonio Silva: Requires X-ray of nose. Suspended until November 20 if broken, unless medically cleared sooner. Minimum suspension until July 23, with no contact until July 11.

Jason Miller: Requires medical clearance of right thumb and left knee, or suspended until November 20. Minimum suspension until July 11, with no contact until June 26.

C.B. Dollaway: Requires X-ray of left thumb. Suspended until November 20 if broken, unless medically cleared sooner. Minimum suspension until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

Jamie Varner: Requires X-ray of right hand. Suspended until November 20 if broken, unless medically cleared sooner. Minimum suspension until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

Jacob Volkmann: Requires medical clearance of left elbow, right thumb and left knee, or suspended until November 20.

Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23, with no contact until July 11.

Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23, with no contact until July 11.

Shane del Rosario: Suspended until July 23, with no contact until July 11.

Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23, with no contact until July 11.

Lavar Johnson: Requires medical evaluation of left elbow. Minimum suspension until July 11, with no contact until June 26.

Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11, with no contact until June 26.

Stipe Miocic: Suspended until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26, with no contact until June 17,.

Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26, with no contact until June 17.

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