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Extended layoffs in store for UFC 139 headliners Rua and Henderson

UFC 139 main event fighters Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson are facing extended suspensions after their epic five-round war in San Jose, California this past weekend unless receiving a doctor’s approval to return to action. Henderson won the bout via unanimous decision but, like Rua, went straight to the hospital after the show’s conclusion.

Both Rua and Henderson received 180 day sentences without contact unless a cleared by a physician. Rua’s is due to possible facial and skull fractures, while “Hendo” needs to have his hand checked out due to a possible right thumb fracture.

Wanderlei Silva received a 60-day suspension, while his opponent Cung Le received the same despite being stopped with strikes. Le is also out with no contact for 30 days.

Here is a full list of UFC 139 medical suspensions:

Shamar Bailey – Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO

Gleison Tibau – Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless receiving clearance via x-ray for possible right thumb fracture

Tom Lawlor – Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to submission

Alex Soto – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to knockout

Michael McDonald – Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless receiving clearance via x-ray for a possible third finger fracture on his right hand

Jason Brilz – Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO

Rick Story – Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless receiving a clearance from a physician for a chin laceration

Martin Kampmann – Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless receiving clearance from a physician due to forehead and right eyebrow lacerations

Brian Bowles – Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Cung Le – Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO; suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless receiving clearance from a physician due to a possible nasal fracture

Wanderlei Silva – Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless receiving clearance from a physician for a right eyebrow laceration

Mauricio Rua – Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days; suspended 60 days with no contest for 60 days for an eyebrow laceration; suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless receiving clearance from a physician for possible facial and skull fracture

Dan Henderson – Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days; suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless receiving clearance from a physician for a possible right thumb fracture. An MRI/CT scan is needed to be cleared

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