StrikeForce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov medical suspensions
The Ohio Athletic Commission issued mandatory medical suspensions to four fighters, including co-headliner Antonio Silva, from this past weekend's "Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" event.
MMAjunkie.com today obtained the list of suspensions from the OAC.
No suspension lasts longer than 60 days.
"Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" took place this past Saturday, Sept. 10, at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena. The night's main card aired on Showtime, and the preliminary card aired on HDNet.
All of the suspensions were issued to fighters who suffered knockout losses. The precautionary layoffs range from 30 days to 60 days.
Antonio Silva: Suspended 60 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
Yoel Romero: Suspended 60 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos: Suspended 30 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
Amanda Nunes: Suspended 30 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
Although not officially suspended, co-main-event winner and grand-prix finalist Daniel Cormier also faces a likely layoff. The fighter injured his hand during his win over Silva, and he has planned to get X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. The finale of the grand prix, which is slated for early 2012, hinges on his recovery.