8 Fighters Suspended Following ‘Diaz vs. Cyborg’

By Sherdog.com Staff Jan 31, 2011
Robbie Lawler (Pictured) was issued a six-month medical suspension by the California State Athletic Commission following his third-round submission loss to Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza in the Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Cyborg” co-headliner on Saturday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

Lawler was suspended for 180 days, with no contact for 180 days, due to a possible fracture to his left foot. He can be cleared early by a physician. Lawler submitted to a rear-naked choke from Souza, a five-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion who has established himself as one of the premier middleweights in mixed martial arts.

Meanwhile, American Kickboxing Academy representative Nate Moore was also issued a six-month medical suspension due to possible fractures to his right wrist and hand. Like Lawler, he can be cleared early by a physician. Moore knocked out former Sportfight welterweight champion Nathan Coy 25 seconds into the second round of their undercard encounter.

Coy was suspended indefinitely, with no contact for 90 days, following the first KO loss of his career. A head scan and clearance from a medical doctor will be required before the Team Quest standout can return to the cage.

Strikeforce ‘Diaz vs. Cyborg’ Medical Suspensions

Charlene Gellner: Suspended 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, and needs new physical.

Lucas Gamaza: Suspended 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, and needs new physical.

Stephanie Webber: Suspended 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, and needs new physical.

Eric Lawson: Suspended 60 days, with no contact for 60 days, for two right ear lacerations, but he may be cleared by a physician.

Nathan Coy: Suspended indefinitely -- in addition to 90 days, with no contact for 90 days -- until he undergoes head scan and receives clearance from a medical doctor.

Nate Moore: Suspended 180 days, with no contact for 180 days, due to possible fractures in right wrist and third right metacarpal, but he may be cleared by a physician.

Scott Carson: Suspended 45 days, with no contact for 30 days, and needs new physical.

Robbie Lawler: Suspended 180 days, with no contact for 180 days, due to possible fracture in left foot, but he may be cleared by a physician.
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