The California State Athletic Commission has medically suspended eight “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” fighters for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps this past Saturday.
Middleweight Robbie Lawler faces the longest ban, as the veteran could be out for up to six months with a fractured left foot. Lawler will have to be cleared by a physician before he can return to action.
Lawler was submitted via rear-naked choke in the 3rdRound of his title fight with champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” took place inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose.
Here is the complete IR list from Saturday’s show (Courtesy of MMAWeekly):
Robbie Lawler suspended for 180 days, with 180 days no contact until cleared by physician for possible left foot fracture.
Scott Carson suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout. Needs new physical.
Nate Moore suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture on his right wrist and right 3 metacarpel.
Nathan Coy suspended 90 days with 90 days no contact for knockout, also needs head scan cleared by physician.
Eric Lawson suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for 2 right ear lacerations.
Lucas Gamaza suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact, needs new physical.
Stephanie Webber suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact, needs new physical.
Charlene Gellner suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact, needs new physical.