Forrest Griffin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a broken left hand during his title loss to fellow “Ultimate Fighter” reality show winner Rashad Evans at UFC 92 this past weekend.
According to the official list of medical suspensions released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission late last night, Griffin could be suspended until June 27 unless he is cleared early by an orthopedic doctor. At the least, Griffin will be suspended until February 12 with no contact permitted until January 28 for precautionary reasons.
Joining Griffin in terms of injuries suffered at the event was Cage Rage veteran Mustapha Al-Turk, who suffered a broken nose in his brutal loss to Cheick Kongo as well as Dan Evensen (left knee injury), Reese Andy (broken orbital bone), and Brad Blackburn (broken nose, left arm numbness) The aforementioned fighters will also be serving the same suspension timeline as Griffin.
The rest of the suspensions include:
— Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: suspended until February 27 with no contact until February 12 due to precautionary reasons
— Wanderlei Silva: suspended until February 27 with no contact until February 12 due to precautionary reasons
— Matt Hamill: suspended until February 12 with no contact until January 28 due to laceration under left eye
— Mike Massenzio: suspended until January 28 with no contact until January 19 due to precautionary reasons
— Patrick Barry: suspended until January 28 with no contact until January 19 due to right elbow injury
— Mike Wessel: suspended until February 12 with no contact until January 28 due to precautionary reasons
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