Glover Teixeira could be out six months with injured hand

The UFC 153 medical suspensions were released this week and feature a number of notable fighters. Though there is technically no athletic commission in Brazil, the UFC oversees the action under the eyes of an outside regulatory board. A few fighters from the October 13 event ended up with six-month suspensions unless cleared by a doctor.

Perhaps the most relevant, rising light heavyweight star Glover Teixeira may have injured his hand in a win over Fabio Maldonado and will have to get it x-rayed. The win was Teixeira’s second inside the Octagon, coming after doctors decided to stop the lopsided affair and award him the TKO win.

The full list of suspensions can be found below:

- From his technical knockout loss to Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar received a suspension of 30 of days no contact and 45 days of no contest.

- From his knockout loss from Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Dave Herman received  a suspension of 21 days of no contact and 30 days of no contest.

- From his technical knockout win over Fabio Maldanado, Glover Teixeira received a suspension of 180 days, or until he has his right hand and right elbow x-rayed and examined. In addition,  He faces a 21 days of no contact and 30 days of no contest. In the same fight, Fabio Maldanado received a suspension of 180 days or until he receives neurological clearance from a physician. He also faces 45 days of no contact and 60 days of no contest for his injuries.

- From his decision loss to Jon Fitch, Erick Silva received a suspension of 21 days of no contact and 30 days of no contest.

- From his technical knockout loss to Rony Mariano Bezerra, Sam Sicilia received a suspension of 30 days of no contact and 45 days of no contest.

- From his decision win over Joey Gambino, Diego Brandao Received a suspension of 21 days of no contact and 30 days of no contest. In the same fight, Joey Gambino received a suspension of 21 days of no contact and 30 days of no contest.

- In his submission win over Renee Forte, Sergio Moraes received a suspension of 180 days or until they do an MRI of his right and have it cleared by a physician. He also faces 30 days of no contact and 45 days no contest.

- In his decision win over Luiz Cane, Chris Camozzi received a suspension of 180 day or until he has a negative x-ray of his nasal bone. He also faces a suspension of 30 days of no contact and 45 days of no contest.  In the same fight, Cane received a suspension of 180 days or until he has his left orbital and nasal bone cleared by a physician. He also faces a suspension of 30 days no contact and 45 days of no contest.

- From his decision win over Reza Madadi, Cristiano Marcello received a suspension of 30 days no contact and  45 days of no contest. In the same fight, Madadi also received a suspension of 30 days no contact and  45 days of no contest.

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