Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier exchanged in a 25-minute war in the main event of the Strikeforce Grand Prix Final this past Saturday night. While Cormier came out victorious, he, along with Barnett, were each handed 180-day medical suspensions for injuries to their hands. Both said they suffered breaks in the opening round of action shortly after the match-up’s conclusion.
Josh Thomson, who lost in his quest to unseat Gilbert Melendez as lightweight champion, was also issued a six-month medical suspension for a possible left knee fracture and possible right hand fracture. Interestingly enough, though Melendez was bruised and battered he was not listed in the CSAC’s report.
Read below for a full breakdown of suspensions stemming from the event. All fighters, of course, can be cleared by medical professionals early:
Yuri Villefort: Suspended for possible right knee ligament injury (180 days)
Bobby Green: Suspended for possible finger fracture on left hand (180 days)
James Terry: Suspended for possible nasal fracture and laceration (60 days)
Isaac Valle-Flagg: Suspended for one-inch laceration on right orbital area (60 days)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante: Suspended for possible left shoulder ligament injury (180 days)
Virgil Zwicker: Suspended for hard bout (30 days) and possible left middle finger fracture (180 days)
Josh Thomson: Suspended for possible left knee fracture and possible right hand fracture (180 days)
Daniel Cormier: Suspended for possible right finger fracture (180 days) and left eyelid laceration (60 days)
Josh Barnett: Suspended for possible left hand fracture (180 days) and multiple face lacerations (60 days)
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