Conor McGregor given medical suspension of up to six months following UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz

McGregor must have his injured foot and ankle cleared by an orthopaedic doctor in order to compete before next February

Mark Critchley
Wednesday 24 August 2016 08:50
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McGregor took revenge on Diaz at UFC 202
McGregor took revenge on Diaz at UFC 202

Conor McGregor may not fight again this year after receiving a medical suspension of up to six months.

The reigning UFC featherweight champion claimed a five-round victory in his rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on Saturday, yet sustained injuries to his left foot and ankle.

McGregor was included in a list of injuries and medical suspensions released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following Saturday’s event.

UFC 202: Nate Diaz backstage interview

The Crumlin-born fighter, who arrived at his post-fight press conference on crutches, must now have the injuries cleared by an orthopaedic doctor in order to compete before next February.

McGregor will have to serve a minimum two-month fight suspension until 20 October, with no contact training permitted until 5 October.

The injury may rule McGregor out of an appearance at UFC 205 in New York, scheduled to be held on 12 November.

UFC 205 will be the promotion company’s first New York-based event and, given the city’s substantial Irish community, McGregor had been mooted as a potential headliner.

UFC 202 injuries and medical suspensions

Conor McGregor

Must have left foot/ankle fracture cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 17 February 2017; minimum suspension until 20 October, no contact until 5 October

Nate Diaz

Suspended until 20 September, no contact until 11 September because of left eyebrow cut

Glover Teixeira

Suspended until 19 November, no contact until 20 October

Rick Story

Suspended until 5 October, no contact until 20 September

Sabah Homasi

Suspended until 20 October, no contact until 5 October

Hyun Gyu Lim

Suspended until 5 October, no contact until 20 September

Takeya Mizugaki

Suspended until 5 October, no contact until 20 September

Neil Magny

Must have left leg x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 17 February 2017; minimum suspension until 20 September, no contact until 11 September

Lorenz Larkin

Suspended until 5 October, no contact until 20 September due to left eyebrow and shin lacerations

Artem Lobo

Must have right leg and ankle x-rayed; if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 02/17/17

Chris Avila

Suspended until 09/20, no contact until 09/11 due to left leg pain

Max Griffin

Suspended until 10/20, no contact until 10/05

Marvin Vettori

Suspended until 10/05, no contact until 09/20 due to left eyebrow laceration

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