Conor McGregor handed six month medical suspension by UFC

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Conor McGregor had the fight of his life this past weekend at UFC 202, managing to outlast Nate Diaz in a true battle inside the octagon.

McGregor managed to grab the majority decision win from the judges by sticking to his gameplan throughout the 25 minutes of action on Saturday night. That gameplan included utilising a lot of kicks to Diaz's lead leg.

Those kicks ended up costing McGregor more than they hurt Diaz, with The Notorious One needing crutches as he left the arena. That wasn't the end of things, however, as McGregor could now not fight again until 2017.


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Medically Suspended

According to a report from MMA Junkie, they requested a list of the medical suspensions following UFC 202 and that request was granted.

Apparently, it showed that McGregor was given a possible six-month spell on the sidelines thanks to the injuries he sustained during his fight against the American.

Interestingly, it seems the doctor considered Diaz to have come out of the main event matchup in much better, as he was only given a 30-day medical suspension for the cuts on his face.

Potential Reinstatement 

McGregor was spotted leaving the octagon and the arena on crutches following the fight, while he was also pictured getting his foot iced heavily following the win.

The Irishman's suspension can be waived early if he’s given clearance from an orthopaedic doctor to return if his foot and ankle have sufficiently healed.

McGregor will not be allowed to train with contact until October 5 and his suspension will be re-evaluated by the UFC on October 20.

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