The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board has suspended six “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” athletes, including superstar Fedor Emelianenko, for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps on Saturday night.
In addition to suffering his second consecutive defeat, Emelianenko will also leave Jersey with a swollen right eye and 90-day medical suspension. However, the NJSACB’s decision may prove inconsequential. “The Last Emperor” suggested that may have been the last time fight fans will ever see him.
If the 34-year-old doesn’t change his mind, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will go down in the MMA record books as the man who retired the heavyweight division’s G.O.A.T.
Speaking of potential swan songs, former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski posted his fourth straight loss. He was unconscious within the 1stRound in three of those defeats, including last night.
“Fedor vs. Silva” took place Saturday night inside the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The extravaganza kicked off the opening leg of the Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Here is the card’s official injury list (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):
Fedor Emelianenko: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan of head and facial bones. Also suspended 90 days for head strikes
Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 30 days for knockout
Chad Griggs: Suspended 30 days for hematoma on ear
Gian Villante: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons
Don Carlo-Clauss: Suspended 30 days for laceration healing
Anthony Leone: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance by ear, nose and throat doctor for damage to nose; also suspended 90 days for healing.