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Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier Suspensions: Barnett and Cormier Top the List

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Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett StrikeforceThe Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier medical suspensions were released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by the California State Athletic Commission.

Not surprisingly, Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett, two heavyweight fighters that slugged it out for five rounds, topped the list of several fighters that received six-month suspensions, pending a doctor’s clearance.

Cormier and Barnett each suffered fractures; Cormier in his right hand, Barnett in his left.

Josh Thomson, who was the subject of much injury speculation leading up to his bout with Gilbert Melendez, was one of the several other fighters on the six-month list, due to a possible left knee fracture and a possible right hand fracture.

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Medical Suspensions

Daniel Cormier was 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 was 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 was suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left knee fracture and possible right hand fracture.

Isaac Valle-Flagg was suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for a one-inch laceration for right south orbital area.

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante was suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left shoulder ligament injury.

Virgil Zwicker was suspended 30 days for a hard bout and 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left middle finger fracture.

Yuri Villefort was suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible right knee ligament injury.

Bobby Green was suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible third finger fracture on left hand.

James Terry was suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for possible nasal fracture and laceration.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003311915309 georgesperry

    Wow…. these guys are tough as nails. I broke a finger once and it hurt like hell. Barnett went almost 5 rounds with his finger broken.
    It seems like there was a huge amount of broken “stuff” from this card. I wonder why? Probably just chance I suppose.