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Strikeforce: Cormier vs Barnett Medical Suspensions

The California State Athletic Commission has released a list of fighters who will be undergoing medical suspensions following Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Barnett.

As he mentioned in his post fight interview, Josh Barnett suffered a bad break to his left hand in his bout with Daniel Cormier, which will put him out of action for 180 days unless cleared by a physician. “The War Master” will also serve a 60-day suspension for facial lacerations.

Daniel Cormier, who defeated Barnett to win the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, ostensibly re-injured his right hand by fracturing a finger. The injury puts the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion out of action for 180 days unless cleared by a physician. Cormier also received a 60-day suspension for a nasty cut on his left eyelid.

Josh Thomson, who came up on the short end of a split decision in a highly competitive bout against reigning Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, will also be on the shelf for at least 180 days unless cleared. Rumors of a knee injury leading into the fight now seem confirmed as “The Punk” suffered a possible left knee fracture, as well as a possible right hand fracture.

A handful of suspensions were handed out to other fighters by the CSAC, below is the complete list:

  • Daniel Cormier: suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible right second finger fracture and 60 days unless cleared by a physician for left eyelid laceration.
  • Josh Barnett: suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left hand fracture and 60 days unless cleared by a physician for multiple facial lacerations.
  • Josh Thomson: suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left knee fracture and possible right hand fracture.
  • Isaac Valle-Flagg: suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for a one-inch laceration for right south orbital area.
  • Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante: suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left shoulder ligament injury.
  • Virgil Zwicker: suspended 30 days for a hard bout and 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left middle finger fracture.
  • Yuri Villefort: suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible right knee ligament injury.
  • Bobby Green: suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible third finger fracture on left hand.

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