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Cain Velasquez could be on shelf for six months

Former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez made mention of a possible hand injury following his victory over Antonio Silva at UFC 146. Now, with the medical suspensions having been made public, it does in fact appear as though he could spend six months on the sidelines.

Velasquez will need to have an X-ray on his injured fighting utensil and could be out of action until November if the damage is severe. Regardless, he cannot fight until June 26 at the earliest.

Silva is also in need of some checking up following the punishment he took. “Bigfoot” is sidelined until November if anything is serious and until at least June 26.

Frank Mir, who lost in the main event to Junior dos Santos in a bout for the heavyweight title, is suspended until July 23 for precautionary reasons after the TKO defeat.

MMAJunkie confirmed the information with the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Here is a complete rundown of UFC 146 medical suspensions:

Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26 (forehead cut)
Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26 (tough fight)
Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26 (left ear hematoma)
Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26 (tough fight)
Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until November 20 unless cleared by a doctor (left elbow, right thumb, left knee)
Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11 (TKO loss)
Jamie Varner: Suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor (right hand), minimum suspension until June 26 with no contact until June 17
Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23 (TKO loss)
Jason Miller: Suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor (right thumb, left knee), minimum suspension until July 11 with no contact until June 26 (tough fight)
C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor(left thumb), minimum suspension until June 26 with no contact until June 17 (left thumb)
Lavar Johnson: Suspended until July 11 (left elbow)
Stipe Miocic: Suspended until June 26
Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until July 23 (TKO loss)
Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23 (TKO loss)
Cain Velasquez: Suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor (left hand), minimum suspension until June 26 with no contact until June 17
Antonio Silva: Suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor (nose), minimum suspension until July 23 with no contact until July 11
Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23 (TKO loss)

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