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Tennessee Athletic Commission May Hand Suspensions and Fines to Five “Unnamed” Individuals Involved in Strikeforce Brawl


(Pretty sure we know who these "unnamed" individuals are)

Loretta Hunt from Sherdog is reporting that the Tennessee State Athletic Commission has recommended that five "unnamed" individuals involved in the April 17 post-fight Strikeforce: Nashville brawl face stiff punishments to the tune of a $20,000 fine and nine-month suspension from competing and cornering fighters at MMA events sanctioned by the Association of Boxing Commission partnering agencies.

According to Hunt, a sixth person was also identified and will also be cited for his part in the brawl, although the party was not licensed by the TAC for the event.


The report states that the fine amounts and duration of suspensions is recommended and can be amended following a hearing with the accused parties and the commission, but they could actually be increased as the agency sees fit.

"In a meeting held Thursday in Nashville, the nine-member commission voted to propose $20,000 fines and nine-month suspensions for all five individuals at a formal disciplinary hearing. However, these initial figures can all be reduced to fines ranging between $5,000-$7,500 and three-month suspensions if the recipients do not contest the proceedings and agree to “settle this matter with a consent order.”

Besides the five main parties involved, which likely include Jason Miller, Gilbert Melendez, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Jake Shields, two other individuals have been issued notice that they each face a $7,500 fine.

The suspensions are effective on the date of the brawl, April 17, regardless of how long the appeal process takes, which means that none of the accused would be able to obtain a license in the U.S. or Canada until their hearings have taken place.

Nick Diaz fights tonight in Japan against Hayato Sakurai at DREAM 14, and could face an extension on his suspension but likely won’t as fighters who have fought outside of the US in the past such as Antonio Silva have not been punished.

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ccman- May 29, 2010 at 10:43 am
I heard that 4 out of the 5 are the diaz bros. Nick, nate, moonbeam and woodstock diaz. Guessin it was a bad plan to have filed their response, got high and forgot they had already done it.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm
Rackin' frackin' snackin' frackin' (marijuana)
dranokills- May 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm
Hey Nick I guess you shoulda shut your stupid mouth and not said what you said in that interview, cause I guess someone DID have a problem with "it", and it's not their bad homey, it's YOUR bad.

Stupid fucking Diaz brothers.
Almost North- May 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm
He smokes it like a cigarette.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm
What's this you say? The young man smokes marijuana? The travesty!
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm
Ah snaps why your razz'n my berries? We can be pals shaky but you bess bring some yoohoo's to the scrabble party.
Almost North- May 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm
@ Mr Mister

Yeah thats all good but I hear he smokes weed.
Almost North- May 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm
You should all really stop trying trying to apply logic and common sense to a state atheltic commission. That is like debating a tapeworm as it slowly eats its way through your vital organs.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm
Hey did you hear the one about Nick Diaz smoking weed? Apparently he smokes weed and still wins fights! I heard he was tested one time and he tested positive for weed! And then they took his win away, because he tested positive for weed! But you know what? I heard he still smokes weed! He's crazy!!!!! He gets in fights and he smokes wwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddd!
Shaky- May 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm
...seems unfair...he only ragged on me...why can't we be friends dog?
Shaky- May 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm
watch out Sakuraba3900, PortlandMMA will be on here in a heartbeat to criticise your Nick Diaz weed joke, btw he's mean
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm
I don't like Miller but I agree he shouldn't be suspended, it was Strikeforce's fault for allowing everyone and their dog in the ring after the fight. Nick is my favorite fighter, but yeah he should probably be suspended along with Nate, but what did Gilbert do? At worst he shoved a guy and he had a good reason. Also I'm pretty sure if you watch the whole replay Shields threw one of the first punches at Mayhem, I watched the replay like 100 times.
VisitingDeadAncestors- May 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm
^ @ whitey, agreed.
ilvbllythekd12- May 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm
Lawl at the photoshop. And yeah, why is Shields getting a suspension/fine? He honestly just sat there and let his boys handle it. Besides, his contract's almost over and he's in negotiations. He won't be fighting anytime soon anyway.
whitey- May 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm
i don't think shields or miller deserve suspensions.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Seven-ty five hunnert dollars!?! God damn, that's a lotta money! Gonna hafta put the dang trailer back in escrow at the hawk shop... $#!@%$@!!%^&$#!

Nice recycled photo-shop, did you give that one to Dana too? Good thing these things have a hundred thousand mile warranty.
Sakuraba3900- May 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm
He should just stay in Japan where he can light up a J in between rounds. He will be much happier there.
whitey- May 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm
^bottles on fingers
whitey- May 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm
cu-clink clink clink, cu-clink clink clink
El Guapo- May 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm
Warrrriors, come out to playEEyay.
El Guapo- May 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Warriors, come out to playeeyay..
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