Strikeforce Medical Suspensions: Cormier, Barnett, Thomson Out For A While

May 19, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Thomson enters to fight Gilbert Melendez (not pictured) during the lightweight bout of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

The California State Athletic Commission released the list of medical suspensions on the heels of Saturday's Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier card, and a lot of guys got hurt. Some of the injuries were either known already or had been long suspected though. Both Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finalists suffered broken hands in their bout, and Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson had been dealing with rumors of a knee injury going into the bout. Here's the full list of suspensions via MMA Weekly (preliminary card fighters after the jump):


Related: Photo: Daniel Cormier And Josh Barnett Both Broke Their Hands During Strikeforce Bout | Strikeforce's Josh Thomson Voices Frustration With MMA Media


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.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier

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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