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UFC 189 medicals: Mendes, MacDonald among seven fighters issued long suspensions

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UFC 189 was a particularly violent event, so it shouldn't be surprising that seven fighters were issued medical suspensions for up to six months.

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As usual, the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued their medical suspensions in the wake of UFC 189 on Saturday. What is a bit unusual is how many fighters were potentially injured on the card. While the prelims weren't exactly super violent (or so it seemed) until the featured bout, the main card was full of blood and savage knockouts.

In total, seven fighters were issued six-month suspensions. At the top of the list were title challengers Chad Mendes and Rory MacDonald, who suffered a broken thumb and a broken everything respectively. Other main card combatants that may be out a while include winners Jeremy Stephens and Thomas Almeida.

Here's the full list.

Conor McGregor: Suspended until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for right eyebrow cut.

Chad Mendes: Must have right thumb X-rayed and cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Aug. 2 with no contact until July 28.

Robbie Lawler: Suspended until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for right lip laceration.

Rory MacDonald: Must have fractured nose and right foot cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Sept. 10 with no contact until Aug. 26.

Jeremy Stephens: Must have sinus/facial CT scan to rule out left orbital fracture, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for right lip laceration.

Dennis Bermudez: Suspended until Sept. 6 with no contact until Aug. 23 for sinus injury and right lip laceration.

Brandon Thatch: Suspended until Sept. 10 with no contact until Aug. 26.

Thomas Almeida: Must have nose X-rayed and cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for lacerations.

Brad Pickett: Suspended until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11.

Tim Means: Must have left fifth finger X-rayed and cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for lacerations.

Mike Swick: Suspended until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for chin laceration.

Enrique Briones: Must have left fifth toe X-rayed and cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for lacerations.

Neil Seery: Suspended until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11 for left eye laceration.

Cody Pfister: Must have right knee X-ray or MRI cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11. Minimum suspension until Aug. 26 with no contact until Aug. 11.

Yosdenis Cedeno: Must have left groin cleared by doctor, or no contest until Jan. 11.