Conor McGregor needs to have an ankle fracture examined by a doctor, or potentially face six months on the sideline in the wake of UFC 202.
One of the abiding images of the memorable Diaz/McGregor II weekend is that of the latter walking about the T-Mobile Arena with the help of crutches.
Despite winning by majority decision, Conor McGregor left the ring in crutches pic.twitter.com/0V0z5dkQYo
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) August 21, 2016
‘The Notorious’ refuted reports of a broken foot, claiming that his shin was in agony after a gruelling five-round war with Nate Diaz.
Medical examinations have uncovered that the Irishman is suffering with an ankle fracture though, and per the medical suspensions list released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Conor McGregor is out of action until at least October 20, with the potential of a six-month layoff.
Conor McGregor: Must have left foot/ankle fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until February ’17; minimum suspension until October 20, with no contact until October 5.
SBG Ireland coach John Kavanagh told Ariel Helwani of the MMA Hour that the affliction is a pre-existing fracture of the ankle, which has been ongoing for months and hasn’t been subject to use of a cast. Despite this, Kavanagh was confident that the medical check-up was positive overall.
He did sound a note of caution that UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in November was perhaps too early for his charge’s return to action however, barring a massive offer.
As for Nate Diaz, the Stockton native has been handed a suspension of just 30 days.