"Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Medical Suspensions Report | MMA NEWS
After a tremendous card that saw several hard fought battles including two epic title fights, medical
suspensions were bound to come next. The year-long Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix wrapped up
last Saturday as Daniel Cormier took on Josh Barnett in the main event and Gilbert Melendez looked to
defend his lightweight title against Josh Thomson.
Daniel Cormier took a hard fought unanimous decision win out from under Josh Barnett, who broke his
hand very badly early in the fight. Both men were cut and bleeding and by the end of the fight they
were both wearing the “proverbial crimson mask” that Mauro Ranallo so eloquently stated.
Josh Thomson fought in a rubber match against rival, Gilbert Melendez in a brutal fight that saw to
Melendez’ eye being swollen shut and Thomson receiving a fat lip in a great lightweight tilt.
Here is the full list of medical suspensions:
Daniel Cormier: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible right middle finger fracture. Also suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for left eyelid laceration.
Josh Barnett: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible left hand fracture. Also suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for multiple facial lacerations.
Josh Thomson: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible left knee fracture and possible right hand fracture.
Gesias Cavalcante: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible left shoulder ligament injury.
Gian Villante: Suspended 180 days or until clear by physician for possible left middle finger fracture. Also suspended 30 days for hard bout.
Yuri Villefort: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible right knee ligament injury.
Bobby Green: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture on left ring finger.
Isaac Vallie-Flagg: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for one-inch laceration for right south-orbital area.
James Terry: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for possible nasal fracture and laceration.
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