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Champ medically suspended 6 months

Junior Dos Santos

Following the main event war at UFC 166, heavyweight Junior dos Santos looked to be the man more badly injured in the bout, however that isn’t entirely the case. The medical suspensions for the event have now been officially released and there is a detail that is yet to have circulated the media — the champ, Cain Velasquez unfortunately suffered a broken jaw.

Due to the injury, Velasquez is asked to refrain from fighting until his April 18 clearance date. Before the news dampens your excitement for his targeted fight against Fabricio Werdum, don’t forget that fighters usually get clearance, prior to their suspension.

UPDATE: Velasquez’ head striking coach Bob Cook has told FCFighter.com that Cain’s jaw is fine.

Here’s the full list of medical suspensions from the UFC 166 card.

  • Cain Velasquez: Suspended until April 18 due to potential broken jaw
  • 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
  • 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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