The UFC’s return to American soil came with a lot of carnage. In fact there was so many violent finishes at UFC Vegas 12 that Dana White decided to give out four performance bonuses in lieu of a fight of the night bonus. Of course, will all of that carnage comes plenty of medical suspensions. While many fighters walked away without any layoff, five will be facing a significant time out of work.
Among those facing big layoffs are both main event fighters. In his dominating victory over Anderson Silva, Uriah Hall saw damage to almost every one of his limbs. Both hands will require x-rays in order to clear him as well as one for his right foot, if he wants to avoid having an 180 day wait. Anderson Silva, on the flip side, took the brunt of the damage to his face. With an apparent broken nose, if he does decide to un-retire as so many in the MMA game do, he’ll need to sit out 180 days and get that looked at.
Others who face 180 days off without the necessary clearance include winners Bryce Mitchell and Thiago Moises. Both men did damage to their hands in the process of punching and will need to have that looked at. This is, perhaps, unsurprising for Moises given that his opponent will also need clearance, only on his eye. The improved striking of Moises landed enough on Bobby Green’s left eye to warrant a trip to the ophthalmologist.
Full list of suspensions following UFC Vegas 12:
Uriah Hall – 180 days or until cleared by x-rays to right foot and both hands.
Anderson Silva – 180 days or until cleared for broken nose.
Bryce Mitchell – 180 days or until cleared by left hand x-ray
Maurice Greene – 45 days and must be cleared by ortho-spinal specialist.
Charlie Ontiveros – 30 days
Thiago Moises – 180 days or until cleared by right thumb x-ray.
Bobby Green – 180 days or until left eye clearance from ophthalmologist.
Alexander Hernandez – 45 days or until cleared from cut on right index finger.
Chris Gruetzemacher – 60 days
Jack Marshman – 45 days
Cole Williams – 60 days
Justin Ledet – 45 days
Kevin Natividad – 60 days
Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness.