World Series of Fighting 9 Medical Suspensions: Steve Carl Could Be Out for Six Months

March 31, 2014
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Steve Carl WSOF 9 weigh a-478x270World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares took place on Saturday, March 29, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Steve Carl not only lost his WSOF welterweight belt to Rousimar Palhares in the night’s main event, but also landed a potentially lengthy medical suspension, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The NSAC on Monday released the WSOF 9 medical suspensions to

World Series of Fighting 9 Medical Suspensions

Steve Carl was suspended until Sept. 26 unless he has his right foot and ankle x-rayed and gets an MRI of his right knee, all of which must be cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

Josh Rettinghouse is suspended until April 29 with no contact prior to April 20.

Tyler Stinson is suspended until May 14 with no contact prior to April 29.

Ozzy Dugulubgov must have a CT scan of his brain and right orbital area. If he does not get that done by April 13, he must have an MRI of his brain and get clearance on the possible right orbital fracture. He faces a minimum suspension of May 29 with contact prior to May 14.

John Gunderson was suspended until April 29 with no contact prior to April 20.

Sean Cantor was suspended until April 14 with no contact prior to April 6.

Phil Dace was suspended until April 14 with no contact prior to April 6.

Gil Guardado was suspended until April 13 with no contact prior to April 9.

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  • b-soc

    Knee injury – that’s what happens when douchebag Paul Harris won’t let go and the ref has to actually physically separate his hands. I hope this guy gets banned for life.

    • I’m glad he’s banned from the UFC.

      • shakejunt

        it’s irrelevant anyway, we saw how he did against well-rounded competition in the ufc. i don’t think we’ll be hearing people clamoring about how he would be champ.

    • TheCerealKiller

      He let go as soon as Yves jumped in. He was looking at Carl’s foot and Carl tapped his own leg first. He let go as soon as he turned his head and saw Yves. Besides, Carl was fine. He got up, walked around and even congratulated Palhares.

      Just like Ronda’s armbar, you know what he’s going to do. It’s your fault if you let it happen!

      • J.D.C.D.

        I saw Steve Carl hopping around a bit after the hold was released. It looked really painful. Looking forward to Fitch vs Palhares. I kind of wish Ben Askren was at WSOF to take on Palhares.

  • Chris Pendleton

    in mma you wait on the reff to release a sub, or stop striking. that’s a lifetime too long if your caught in an inverted heel hook. in jits your can tell when you have a sub, and even more so you can almost tell when someone is going to tap. let alone, hear them grunt and make noise in pain. a person of good virtue doesn’t want to hurt the other guy, but will to win. palhares doesn’t seem to care either way, in fact he seems to like seeing it first hand.

    • shakejunt

      he almost has more of a catch wrestling approach, grab on for dear life and crank to finish.