MMAJunkie.com has gotten their hands on the full list of medical suspensions handed down by the California State Athletic Commission following this weekend’s Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II fight card.
KJ Noons, Josh Thomson and Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante received the longest suspensions of any fighters on the card following their main card bouts.
Noons is looking at a mandatory 180-day suspension with no contact in training for as long for sustaining a broken jaw (left mandible fracture) and left thumb fracture during his welterweight title fight rematch against champion Nick Diaz. Noons will need to be cleared by a doctor before competing again after the suspension is over.
Thomson and Cavalcante battled it out over a close three rounds on the main card with the judges controversially awarding the bout to Thomson. Thomson is also looking at 180 days out with a possible left knee injury and right hand fracture. He is also suspended for 60 days with no contact for as many days due to facial lacerations. Cavalcante is out for 180 days pending doctor’s clearance with a possible rotator-cuff tear.
The rest of the event’s suspensions follow:
Nick Diaz – 60 days with no contact for as long due to multiple facial lacerations.
Andre Galvao – 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.
David Marshall – 60 days with no contact for as long due to facial lacerations, pending doctor’s clearance.
Luis Mendoza – 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II went down Saturday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.