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Strikeforce 'Fedor vs Silva' medical suspensions and injuries from Feb. 12


The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board issued its list of medical suspensions for the Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Silva" event that took place on Feb. 12 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors.

Chief among them is legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, who's eye was completely swollen shut after spending nearly the entirety of the second round underneath Antonio Silva absorbing repeated blows to the head.

"The Last Emperor" was suspended a mandatory 90 days while also needing clearance from a doctor before he is allowed to return. According to, he was examined and cleared last night.

Also getting benched for some in-cage punishment was Andrei Arlovski, who once again was viciously knocked out in the first round of his quarterfinal heavyweight tournament fight against Sergei Kharitonov. "The Pitbull" will be out for 30 days.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Silva" injuries and their medical instructions (via ESPN):

Fedor Emelianenko - Suspended 90 days for eye injury.

Andrei Arlovski - Suspended 30 days for knockout.

Chad Griggs - Suspended 30 days for left ear hematoma.

Gian Villante - Suspended 30 days for knockout.

Don Carlos-Clauss - Suspended 30 days for lacerations.

Anthony Leone - Suspended mandatory 90 days for hard bout and out indefinitely until cleared by doctor.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

For complete results and coverage of Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Silva" click here and here.

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