WSOF 4 medical suspensions: Potential six-month terms for 'JZ,' Griffin, Harris


gesias-cavalcante-5.jpgAside from the mandatory seven-day terms, nine fighters from this past weekend’s World Series of Fighting 4 event received medical suspensions ranging from 45 to 180 days.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission.

WSOF 4 took place this past Saturday, Aug. 10, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. The main card aired on NBC Sports Network.

Main-card fighters Gesias Cavalcante and Tyson Griffin, as well as preliminary-card competitors Gerald Harris, Antonio McKee, John Robles and Victor Valenzuela, all could be out of action up to six months due to a variety of ailments, ranging from lacerations to vision loss.

The full list of medical suspensions included:

  • Brandon Hempleman: Suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 60 days due to a forehead laceration, unless cleared early by a physician
  • Ray Sefo: Suspended 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days for precautionary reasons
  • Gesias Cavalcante: Suspended 180 days with no contact during training for 180 days due to a knee injury, unless cleared early by a physician
  • Tyson Griffin: Suspended 180 days with no contact during training for 180 days due to a neck injury, unless cleared early by a physician
  • Gerald Harris: Suspended 180 days with no contact during training for 180 days due to a possible hand fracture, unless cleared early by a physician
  • Lewis Gonzalez: Suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 60 days due to an eyelid laceration, unless cleared early by a physician
  • Antonio McKee: Suspended 180 days with no contact during training for 180 days due to vision loss in his right eye, unless cleared early by a neurologist
  • John Robles: Suspended 180 days with no contact during training for 180 days due to possible shoulder, knee and elbow injuries, unless cleared early by a physician
  • Victor Valenzuela: Suspended 180 days with no contact during training for 180 days due to a possible knee injury, unless cleared early by a physician

For complete coverage of WSOF 4, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Gesias Cavalcante)

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