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Out for the count: Conor McGregor handed six-month medical suspension after victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202

He outpointed the American in a bloody, tiring slugfest on Saturday and came out with issues in his foot and ankle, including a possible fracture, and also said after the fight that his shin was sore from landing so many kick

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 August, 2016, 2:23pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 January, 2017, 12:40pm

Conor McGregor has received a medical suspension of up to six months following his five-round victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

McGregor outpointed Diaz in a bloody, tiring slugfest on Saturday and came out with issues in his foot and ankle, including a possible fracture, and also said after the fight that his shin was sore from landing so many kicks.

He hobbled into his post-fight press conference on crutches and needed assistance walking out.

Medical suspensions aren’t uncommon and McGregor can have his waived if he is cleared by an orthopaedic doctor.

Otherwise, he’s unable to train with contact until October 5 and is suspended from fighting until October 20, when he can be re-evaluated.

Diaz came out of the fight with his face bloodied and swollen but was only issued a 30-day suspension.

McGregor and Diaz both called for a third match between the pair, though UFC has insisted that McGregor first drop down to defend his featherweight title.