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UFC 168 Medical Suspensions: Silva and Barnett Out for Up to 6 Months

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Anderson Silva is no doubt the biggest name on the list, but more than a few fighters will be out of competition for some time after UFC 168.

The list of medical suspensions have been released, with Silva of course leading the recovery time with a mandatory six month suspension. Josh Barnett, who was knocked out by a series of elbows from Travis Browne, will be out for up to six months as well, pending a doctor’s examination of a facial fracture.

Dustin Poirier, while victorious against Diego Brandao, will need to have his right shoulder cleared. Manny Gamburyan meanwhile will require an MRI of his left knee.

UFC 168 took place this past Saturday in Las Vegas. The full list of medical suspensions are as follows:

• 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