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UFC Fight Night 82 injuries and medical suspensions: Stephen Thompson, Rafael Cavalcante facing six-month sits

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Stephen Thompson earned the biggest win of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career this past weekend (Sat. Feb. 6, 2016) by knocking out Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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But it may have come at a price, as “Wonderboy” is facing a six-month medical suspension — pending clearance from an orthopedic doctor — from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for an ankle injury suffered during the fight.

Joining him on the pine until August is Rafael Cavalcante, who was also handed a six-month sit for a injury to his right eye obtained during his bout against Ovince Saint Preux.

Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 82 medical suspensions and injuries from the NSAC:

Stephen Thompson: requires x-ray of right ankle then must be cleared by orthopedic dr or no contest until 8/7/16, minimum suspension of 3-8-16 and no contact until 2/28/16/
Johny Hendricks: suspended until 03/08/16, no contact until 02/28/16
Jared Rosholt: must have left ankle x-rayed if positive then clearance by an orthopedic Dr or no contest until 08/07/16; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08/16, no contact until 02/28/16
Roy Nelson: suspended until 03/08/16, no contact until 02/28/16
Rafael Cavalcante: must have right eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 08/07/16; no contest until 03/23/16, no contact until 03/08/16
Ovince Saint Preux: must have right ankle x-rayed if positive then clearance by an orthopedic Dr or no contest until 08/07/16; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08/16, no contact until 02/28/16
Joseph Benavidez: suspended until 03/23/16, no contact until 03/08/16 – left eyebrow laceration
Alex Nicholson: must have bilateral jaw fractures and broken nose cleared by an oral, maxillofacial doctor or no contest until 05/08/16; minimum suspension no contest until 03/23/16, no contact until 03/08/16 left eyelid laceration. ….View full article

Source:: mma mania