Strikeforce News: Sean Salmon Suffers Seizure In The Cage

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Updated: November 17, 2007

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According to the Junkie, Sean Salmon suffered a seizure following a flying knee to the head by Jorge Santiago at yesterdays Strikeforce: Tournament event in San Jose, CA. Salmon was promoted to the main event in the middleweight tournament after Japaneses fighter Yuki Sasaki was denied a licence due to an abnormal MRI.

Salmon lay motionless for more than a minute – in a scene all too familiar. Back in January, Salmon suffered a similar knockout loss, via head kick, to Rashad Evans at a UFC Fight Night event.

Like the UFC loss, Salmon was taken out of the cage in a stretcher but had movement in all of his extremities.

However, California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Armando Garcia later told MMAjunkie.com that Salmon had suffered a seizure while in the cage, which had the doctors “very concerned” and questioning his ability to ever fight again.

Garcia later informed us that Salmon had undergone a CT scan at Valley Medical Hospital that ruled out bleeding of the brain, as well as any skull fractures.

4 Comments

  1. steve

    November 17, 2007 at 5:52 am

    Sean Salmon is the Trent Green of MMA. He needs to retire before he dies. No joke.

  2. Morey

    November 17, 2007 at 6:27 am

    He's done. All of the trainers commented that to get knocked out is one thing but to have a seizure when your knocked out, they cant clear someone like that.

  3. Strunky

    November 17, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Sorry to see it, but better retired than dead.

  4. Joe

    November 17, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    That's too bad. Poor guy. It's a tragedy.

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