The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for the Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Cyborg" event that took place this past Saturday night (Jan. 29) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors.
Chief among them is Robbie Lawler, who put forth a valiant effort against jiu-jitsu ace Ronaldo Souza but fell to the Brazilian's crafty submission game in the third round. While it appeared "Ruthless" may have done some damage to "Jacare" in the opening frame, it looks as though he may have done more to himself, as he's been flagged for a visit to his doctor for a possible foot fracture.
Also getting benched for some in-cage punishment was Scott Carson, who once again reminded us that it's never a good idea to stop someone's fists with your face. His knockout at the hands of Herschel Walker has forced him out for a minimum of 30 days. He'll also need a new physical.
But that's not all.
Here is the complete list of Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Cyborg" injuries and their medical instructions:Charlene Gellner: Suspended 45 day (30 no contact) and needs a new physical.
Lucas Gamaza: Suspended 45 days (30 no contact) and needs a new physical.
James Terry defeated Gamaza by KO in Round 1
Stephanie Webber: Suspended 45 days (30 no contact) and needs a new physical.
Germaine De Randamie defeated Webber by KO in Round 1: 4:25
Eric Lawson: Suspended 60 days (60 no contact) or until cleared by a physician for two right ear lacerations.
Ron Keslar defeated Lawson by armbar in Round 1: 1:57
Nathan Coy: Suspended 90 days (90 no contact) for KO and is out indefinitely until head scan is cleared by an MD.
Nathan Moore: Suspended 180 days (180 no contact) or until cleared by a physician for a possible fracture in right wrist and right three metacarpal.
Moore defeated Coy by KO in Round 2: 0:25
Scott Carson: Suspended 45 days (30 no contact) for KO and he will also need a new physical.
Herschal Walker defeated Carson by KO in Round 1: 3:13
Robbie Lawler: Suspended 180 days (180 no contact) or until cleared by a physician for a possible left foot fracture.
Jacare Souza defeated Lawler by rear naked choke in Round 3: 2:00
Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.