Strikeforce Marquardt vs. Saffiedine medical suspensions: Ed Herman, Kurt Holobaugh out indefinitely

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC import Ed Herman and four others received extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission confirmed on Monday.

Both Herman and preliminary card fighter Kurt Holobaugh felt the brunt of the announcement, receiving indefinite suspensions due to various injuries suffered during the event. Herman is unable to return without acquiring clearance from a physician on his right shoulder, hand and elbow, while Holobaugh requires the same on his right hand.

Three additional fighters -- Dion Staring, Mike Bravo and Anthony Smith -- received 30-day suspensions for minor reasons.

The official Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine medial suspension report can be read below:

Ed Herman: Suspended indefinitely; unable to return without physician clearance on right shoulder, hand and elbow
Kurt Holobaugh: Suspended indefinitely; unable to return without physician clearance on right hand
Dion Staring: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons
Mike Bravo: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons
Anthony Smith: Suspended 30 days for cuts over left eye

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