All Fighters Suspended Following Strikeforce 'Overeem vs. Werdum'

By: Mike Whitman
Jun 23, 2011
Every fighter who competed at Strikeforce's June 18 event in Dallas has been handed a medical suspension by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

According to the governing body's official results, the vast majority of the fighters received 10-day suspensions, with only five men receiving longer orders of inactivity. The cause behind the suspensions have not been released by the TDLR.

Undercard competitor Conor Heun (pictured) received the longest suspension of the bunch, as the lightweight will have to sit on the sidelines until Aug. 28 following a hard-fought victory over Magno Almeida in which his elbow was dislocated in an armbar attempt. Also receiving a considerable suspension was Justin Wilcox, who suffered an accidental eye poke in the second round of his lightweight contest with Gesias Cavalcante. The bout was ruled a no-decision, and Wilcox must sit out until Aug. 3.

Additionally, Joe Ray was suspended until July 28 following his loss to Nah-Shon Burrell, while K.J. Noons and Valentijn Overeem must each sit out until July 19 after suffering defeats to Jorge Masvidal and Chad Griggs, respectively.

Headlined by a lackluster heavyweight tournament quarterfinal bout between reigning champion Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum, the event emanated from the American Airlines Center and aired on Showtime and HDNet. Both Overeem and Werdum received 10-day suspensions.

Strikeforce “Overeem vs. Werdum” Medical Suspensions:

Alistair Overeem: suspended until June 28
Fabricio Werdum: suspended until June 28
Josh Barnett: suspended until June 28
Brett Rogers: suspended until June 28
Jorge Masvidal: suspended until June 28
K.J. Noons: suspended until July 19
Daniel Cormier: suspended until June 28
Jeff Monson: suspended until June 28
Chad Griggs: suspended until June 28
Valentijn Overeem: suspended until July 19
Gesias Cavalcante: suspended until June 28
Justin Wilcox: suspended until Aug. 3
Magno Almeida: suspended until June 28
Conor Heun: suspended until Aug. 28
Nah-Shon Burrell: suspended until June 28
Joe Ray: suspended until July 27
Isaac Vallie-Flagg: suspended until June 28
Brian Melancon: suspended until June 28
Mike Bronzoulis: suspended until June 28
Todd Moore: suspended until June 28

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