While Conor Heun’s gutsy performance against Magno Almeida en route to a decision victory at “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” almost certainly helped win the 9-4 Californian some new fans it appears his choice to grit out a particularly deep Armbar came with a price tag – a two month medical suspension due to damage sustained in the bout.
Heun’s mandated break from competition was included among the list of names provided by the Texas Department of Licensing. Though specific conditions were not listed for any fighter, in the case of Heun he revealed to Five Ounces of Pain shortly after the fight he had a broken arm and expected to know more this coming week after a MRI.
Also out till August is Justin Wilcox whose fight with fellow lightweight contender J.Z. Cavalcante was stopped after “The Silverback” suffered a major, though inadvertent, eyepoke. Wilcox will be out until at least August 3 as a result of the illegal blow.
Read below for a full rundown of “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” medical suspensions:
Joshua Ray – Suspended until July 28
Valentijn Overemm – Suspended until July 19
K.J. Noons – Suspended until July 19
Justin Wilcox – Suspended until August 3
Conor Heun – Suspended until August 28
All other fighters suspended until June 28 for precautionary reasons and superficial injuries (Brian Melancon, Isaac Vallie-Flag, Mike Bronzoulis, Todd Moore, Nah-Shon Burrell, Magno Almeida, J.Z. Cavalcante, Chad Griggs, Jeff Monson, Daniel Cormier, Jorge Masvidal, Brett Rogers, Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum)
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