UFC 168 medical suspensions: Anderson Silva and Josh Barnett among those facing six months off

Esther Lin for MMAFighting.com

The Nevada State Athletic Commission doles out medical suspensions to 11 fighters following UFC 168. Josh Barnett, Dustin Poirier, Manny Gamburyan and William Macario all face six months off.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official medical suspensions from Saturday's UFC 168 fight card. Not surprisingly, Anderson Silva is one of the fighters facing a six-month suspension.

Silva, saw his night end when UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman checked a low kick, badly breaking Silva's left leg. Silva was transported from the Octagon on a stretcher and taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery to insert a rod in the broken limb.

Other fighters facing six-month suspensions following the December 28 event are Josh Barnett, Dustin Poirier, Manny Gamburyan and William Macario.

Full list of medical suspensions:

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 surgeon 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 orthopedist 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 laceration 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 needs orthopedic clearance or no contest until 06/28/14.

William Macario: Must have right hand x-rayed then needs orthopedic clearance 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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