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“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Medical Suspensions

Written by Tom Ngo
December 20th, 2011
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The California State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 10 “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” athletes for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps this past Saturday.

Lightweight K.J. Noons (Pictured) is among four fighters that were handed indefinite bans. Noons and opponent Billy Evangelista must have their left eyes examined before returning to action.

Cris Brown was issued the longest suspension. The welterweight could be riding the pine for up to six months courtesy of a broken foot and hand.

The Valley View Casino Center in San Diego hosted this last weekend’s show.

Here is the card’s official IR list:

Gilbert Melendez: suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to a hard bout

Jorge Masvidal: suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to left eye cut. Suspended indefinitely for right hand pain.

Hiroko Yamanaka: suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days for knockout

K.J. Noons: suspended indefinitely due to decreased vision in left eye until cleared by physician

Billy Evangelista: suspended indefinitely due to irritation in left eye until cleared by physician

Justin Wilcox: suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to knockout

Devin Cole: suspended 60 days, no contact for 60 days due to cut on left eyelid. Suspended indefinitely due to abrasion on left eyeball.

Jerron Peoples: suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to knockout

Herman Terrado: suspended 60 days, no contact for 60 days due to cut under left eye.

Cris Brown: suspended 180 days, no contact for 180 days due to possible fracture in right foot and left hand.

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