Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley Medical Suspensions, Diaz and Daley On List

April 11, 2011
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Keith Jardine

Keith Jardine at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley

The California State Athletic Commission on Monday released the post-fight suspensions for Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley, initially to MixedMartialArts.com. The event took place Saturday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

Both main eventers, Nick Diaz and Paul Daley were on the list. Diaz was suspended for 60 days due to an eye laceration, while Daley received a standard 45-day suspension for precautionary measures due to the TKO stoppage.

Tatsuya Kawajiri, who suffered a TKO stoppage at the hands of Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, like Daley, received a precautionary 45-day suspension due to the stoppage.

UFC veteran Keith Jardine, who fought to a draw with Gegard Mousasi, received a 60-day suspension due to a right eyebrow laceration and a nose laceration.

On the preliminary fight card, Hiroyuki Takaya was suspended for 60 days due to a right cheek laceration. Brett Albee was also suspended for 60 days for nose and temple lacerations. Saad Awad received the longest suspension, 180 days, stemming from a fractured right hand. AJ Matthews received a 45-day suspension as a precautionary measure due to losing by knockout. And finally, Paul Song was suspended indefinitely due to right elbow pain and must get his elbow cleared by a physician.

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