The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit," which took place on Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With several violent bouts on the under card, as well as Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson kicking the crap out of each other for 15 minutes on the pay-per-view (PPV) portion of the mixed martial arts (MMA) event, there were quite a few fighters who were flagged for follow up visits to their doctors.
Cheif among them is Werdum, who must be cleared by a physician for a leg injury -- one that most likely occurred kneeing Nelson in the face repeatedly -- or he won't be allowed to return until Aug. 3, 2012.
And he's the guy who won.
Ed Herman, Clifford Starks, Matt Riddle, Henry Martinez, Michael Kuiper and even poor Edwin Figueroa -- who got his balls smashed by Alex Caceres in their bantamweight bout -- also got slapped with six-month suspensions. Nick Diaz, who chased Carlos Condit for essentially 25 minutes, unsurprisingly, did not make an appearance on the final post-fight trauma report.
Here is the complete list of UFC 143 injuries and their medical instructionsLink