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Tennessee Commission Recommends Fines And Suspensions For Strikeforce Brawl

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Sherdog with the news:

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."

However, there are six individuals all together that could be facing suspensions and fines.  Sherdog has identified four of the six: has identified four of the six cited as Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields, lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, welterweight champion Nick Diaz, and middleweight Jason "Mayhem" Miller.

Of course Nick Diaz is slated to fight in Japan this weekend, but since that fight will take place overseas Scott Coker will allow him to fight.  Citing that they have no jurisdiction since the fight will be in Japan and it's a direct deal with DREAM.