Conor McGregor Could Get 6-Month Injury Suspension After UFC 202
After the epic fight between Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz went down at UFC 202 on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the talk was about an immediate rematch to complete the trilogy between these two combatants.
Hold that thought. Don’t expect that 3rd fight to happen within the next 6 months as it was announced on Monday that McGregor could be handed a 6-month injury suspension stemming from his left foot and ankle issues following UFC 202.
“McGregor was given a possible six-month term that can be waived early if he’s given clearance from an orthopedic doctor on concerns of injury to his left foot and ankle. McGregor used crutches to assist his arrival and departure from Saturday’s post-fight media session, though he told MMAjunkie that there was no fracture and that his shin was simply sore from the numerous leg kicks delivered to Nate Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC).”
If Conor McGregor requires only the minimum suspension issued by the NSAC, then he would be available for UFC 205 in NY.
- Conor McGregor: Needs left foot/ankle cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Dec. 17; minimum suspension until Oct. 20 with no contact in training until Oct. 5.
- Nate Diaz: Suspended until Sept. 20 with no contact in training until Sept. 11.Glover Teixeira: Suspended until Nov. 19 with no contact in training until Oct. 20.