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Strikeforce Rockhold Vs. Jardine Medical Suspensions: Luke Rockhold Out For Six Months

Ten fighters received suspensions in the aftermath of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine, including Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, and main card participants Tarec Saffiedine and Tyler Stinson.

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(Photo by Esther Lin for MMAFighting.com)

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official list of medical suspensions for last Saturday's Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine event. Ten fighters from the card received suspensions, with four landing sentences upwards of six months.

Surprisingly, middleweight headliner and Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold faces the steepest penalty despite blasting through Keith Jardine in just four-and-a-half-minutes. The 27-year-old will be suspended until July 6th unless his right hand can be cleared by a physician.

Similarly, main card fighters Tarec Saffiedine and Tyler Stinson could ride the pine until July 6th due to fight-related injuries. Saffiedine must have an MRI or x-ray of his left elbow be and cleared by a physician, while Stinson will be required to clear his left thumb and right knee with a physician.

Undercard participant James Terry also will be sidelined until July 6th unless both his shoulders can be cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine took place on January 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The complete list of medical suspensions can be read below. (via MMA Weekly)

Luke Rockhold - Must have right hand cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until July 6.

Keith Jardine - Suspended until March 8 with no contact prior to Feb. 22.

Adlan Amagov - Suspended until Feb. 7 with no contact prior to Jan. 29.

Lorenz Larkin - Suspended until Feb. 7 with no contact prior to Jan. 29.

Tarec Saffiedine - Must have an MRI or x-ray of his left elbow and be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until July 6. He faces a minimum suspension until Feb. 22 with no contact prior to Feb. 7 due to a left eye laceration.

Tyler Stinson - Must clear his left thumb and right knee with a doctor or he is suspended until July 6. He faces a minimum suspension until Feb. 22 with no contact prior to Feb. 7 due to a right eye laceration.

James Terry - Must have both shoulders cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until July 6.

Trevor Smith - Suspended until Jan. 29 with no contact prior to Jan. 22.

Estevan Payan - Suspended until Feb. 7 with no contact prior to Jan. 29 due to a right eye laceration.

Alonzo Martinez - Suspended until Feb. 22 with no contact prior to Feb. 7 due to a laceration on the bridge of his nose.