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Anderson Silva, Josh Barnett Among Those Handed Medical Suspensions

Anderson Silva, Josh Barnett Among Those Handed Medical Suspensions

A handful of fighters were given medical suspensions following UFC 168, including an obvious one in Anderson Silva.

Silva, who suffered a broken leg, was given a six-month suspension – and will likely be sidelined longer as he recovers.

Josh Barnett could be sidelined that long unless cleared by a doctor due to a facial fracture.

Below are the other medical suspensions handed down by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Anderson Silva must have broken left leg cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/27/14

Josh Barnett suspended with no contact until 02/26/14; additionally, must have right facial fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/27/14.

Dustin Poirier suspended until 01/27/14 with no contact until 01/18/14; additionally must have right shoulder cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/27/14.

Diego Brandao suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14.

Chris Leben suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14 due to facial lacerations.

Gleison Tibau suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14 due to cut on right cheek.

Dennis Siver suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14 due to scalp lacerations.

Manny Gamburyan suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14; additionally must have MRI of left knee and be cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/28/14.

William Macario must have right hand cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/28/14.

Bobby Voelker suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14 due to facial and scalp lacerations.

Estevan Payan suspended until 02/11/14 with no contact until 01/27/14.

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