(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.