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Tim Boetsch, Alan Belcher both out up to six months for health-related reasons

Okami v BelcherThe Nevada Athletic Commission released the list of fighters receiving medical suspensions as a result of damage sustained this past weekend at UFC 155 and, unfortunately, a number of names were attached to lengthy sentences including middleweight contenders Tim Boetsch and Alan Belcher. Both men fell in their respective rumbles and, apparently, may lose the first half of 2013 as well.

According to the NAC, Boetsch and Belcher must be cleared for a slew of facial injuries in order to fight again before June 28. At minimum the duo will need to sit out until February. Belcher also apparently suffered some sort of injury to his right knee that will need further treatment.

Other fighters receiving six-month suspensions include Todd Duffee and Michael Johnson. No other competitors, including headliner Junior dos Santos, are expected to miss a significant period of time.

The full list of medical suspensions can be found below:

Leonard Garcia – Suspended until 1/20; no contact until 1/13
Phil De Fries – Suspended until 1/20; no contact until 1/13
Todd Duffee – Suspended until 6/28 without clearance from orthopedist (left knee); minimum suspension until 2/28; no contact until 2/13 (forehead laceration)
Michael Johnson – Suspended until 6/28 without clearance by a doctor (left hand); minimum suspension until 1/20; no contact until 1/13 (right ear laceration)
Melvin Guillard – Suspended until 2/13; no contact until 1/29 (right shin laceration)
Jamie Varner – Suspended until 2/28; no contact until 2/13
Byron Bloodworth – Suspended until 2/28; no contact until 2/13 (scalp laceration)
Brad Pickett – Suspended until 1/20; no contact until 1/13
Eddie Wineland – Suspended until 1/29; no contact until 1/20 (lacerations)
Yushin Okami – Suspended until 1/13; no contact until 1/9
Alan Belcher – Suspended until 6/28 without clearance from doctor (right mandible) and orthopedist (right knee); minimum no contact until 2/28
Tim Boetsch – Suspended until 6/28 without clearance by doctor (nasal fractures); minimum suspension until 2/13; no contact until 1/29
Joe Lauzon – Suspended until 2/28; no contact until 2/13 (multiple deep facial/forehead lacerations)
Junior dos Santos – Suspended until 2/13; no contact until 1/29
Cain Velasquez – Suspended until 2/13; no contact until 1/29

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2 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    So did Boetsch not break his hand?

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Tough night for Boetsch. Possible broken hand, nasty cut from a head butt, and an eye poke to top it off.

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