Forrest Griffin possibly sidelined for six months with foot injury

This past Saturday night marked the first time former UFC light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin had stepped foot inside the Octagon in a little more than a year. And, according to the list of medical suspensions issued on the heels of UFC 126, it appears it may be another six months months before Griffin has an opportunity to do so again.

Griffin was among ten fighters listed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission who will receive some sort of mandated vacation from the ring based on injuries sustained at last weekend’s event. Specifically, Griffin damaged his right root at some point in his co-headlining bout with Rich Franklin and will have to receive clearance from a doctor if hoping to compete again before early August.

Also receiving a notable break from action was Jake Ellenberger who received a sentence similar to Griffin’s after injuring both of his hands en route to a split decision win over Carlos Eduardo Rocha.

Here is a complete list of UFC 126 medical suspensions as reported by the NSAC:

Kenny Robertson – Suspended until 3/23/11 with no contact until 3/8/11
Ricardo Romero – Suspended until 3/23/11 with no contact until 3/8/11
Gabe Ruediger – Suspended until 4/7/11 with no contact until 4/7/11 (Right Eyebrow Laceration and TKO)
Chad Mendes – Suspended until 3/23/11 with no contact until 3/8/11
Michihiro Omigawa – Suspended until 4/7/11 with no contact until 4/7/11 (Right Eyebrow Laceration and Head Blows)
Paul Kelly – Suspended until 3/23/11 with no contact until 3/8/11 (Right Eyebrow Laceration)
Jake Ellenberger – Must have both hands X-Rayed, must be cleared by an orthopedist if positive or no contest until 8/5/11
Carlos Eduardo Rocha – Suspended until 3/23/11 with no contact until 3/8/11 (Scalp Laceration)
Forrest Griffin – Must have right foot X-Rayed, must be cleared by orthopedist or no contest until 8/5/11
Vitor Belfort – Suspended until 3/23/11 with no contact until 3/8/11

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

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