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Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Medical Suspensions

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Following a hard night of fights, several competitors from Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal face medical suspensions, including Jorge Masvidal and Devin Cole, who must gain doctor’s clearance before returning to action.

According to the California State Athletic Commission, Masvidal, Cole, and lightweights Billy Evangelista and K.J. Noons require full doctor’s clearances before they can return to action.

Currently all three are under an indefinite suspension from their fights last weekend in San Diego.

Here are the full medical suspensions from Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal:

Gilbert Melendez suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to a hard bout

Jorge Masvidal suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to left eye cut. Suspended indefinitely for right hand pain.

Hiroko Yamanaka suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days for knockout

K.J. Noons suspended indefinitely due to decreased vision in left eye until cleared by physician

Billy Evangelista suspended indefinitely due to irritation in left eye until cleared by physician

Justin Wilcox suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to knockout

Devin Cole suspended 60 days, no contact for 60 days due to cut on left eyelid. Suspended indefinitely due to abrasion on left eyeball.

Jerron Peoples suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to knockout

Herman Terrado suspended 60 days, no contact for 60 days due to cut under left eye.

Cris Brown suspended 180 days, no contact for 180 days due to possible fracture in right foot and left hand.


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