Friday 19 January 2018

Conor McGregor facing lengthy medical suspension after Diaz war

Conor McGregor kicks Nate Diaz during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202
Conor McGregor kicks Nate Diaz during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202

Harry Clarke

Conor McGregor could be out of action for the rest of the year after his bloody battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas at the weekend.

In accordance with MMA guidelines, every fighter is assessed after each bout to ensure their safety is top priority and, according to the popular, McGregor may be out of action for six months after his gruelling five-round victory over Nate Diaz in the early hours of Sunday morning at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor damaged his shin in the fight and left the venue on crutches to go to hospital before he joined his after party in the Wynne Hotel. The Nevada State Athletic have temporarily suspended the Dubliner due to the damage he incurred to his left foot and ankle. However, should he receive clearance from an orthopedic doctor, he will be eligible to fight by October 20, though would be prohibited from contact training until October 5.

If the SBG man is not cleared by a physician, he will be unable to start contact training until December 17, while the  earliest he could fight would be February 2017.

Of course, this would preclude him from taking part at the UFC's inaugural New York showcase at Madison Square Garden. UFC 205 takes place on November 12.

Diaz, meanwhile, is suspended for just 30 days as his wounds were mainly superficial.

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