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McGregor Receives Medical Suspension From NSAC Following Mayweather Fight

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been handed a medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission(NSAC) stemming from his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

McGregor’s professional boxing career got off to a good start, as he outworked Mayweather over the opening three minutes of their highly-anticipated contest and took the round on all of the three judges’ scorecards. One of the judges, as well as many observers within the arena and watching the fight around the world, also felt that the Irishman won the following two rounds.

Things began to change in the fourth stanza, however, as Mayweather found his range, upped his punch-output and increased his intensity, while McGregor started to struggle with the pace. Only a brief resurgence in the eighth interrupted Mayweather’s dominance from that point on and boxing’s former pound for pound king eventually put the finishing touches to McGregor in the tenth, inspiring an intervention from referee Robert Byrd with a barrage of heavy shots.

As a result of the stoppage loss, McGregor is precluded from competing until October 26th and he has been instructed to avoid contact until October 11th.

McGregor at the post-fight presser.

This is unlikely to impact McGregor in any major way. Speculation before the fight suggested that the SBG Ireland representative will fight in the UFC again before the end of the year, but the dates being discussed for his return to the octagon were in the embers of the year.

Other defeated fighters from the card who received suspensions were Welsh light-heavyweight Nathan Cleverly, who lost his WBA title via fifth-round TKO to Badou Jack on the night, Puerto Rican welterweight Thomas Dulorme, who was dropped multiple times en-route to a decision loss to late-replacement Yordenis Ugas, previously undefeated super-middleweight Kevin Newman, who lost via decision to Mark Anthony Hernandez, and Jose Miguel Borrego, who dropped a decision to Jose Heraldez in an exciting welterweight scrap. Heraldez was the only victorious fighter on the card to receive a suspension. Both he and Borrego received 180 days, the longest of any fighters on the card. Both can have their suspensions reduced, however, if they receive clearance from orthopedic doctors.

Below is the full list of suspensions

  • Conor McGregor: Suspended until 10/26, no contact until 10/11
  • Nathan Cleverly: Suspended until 10/11, no contact until 09/26
  • Thomas Dulorme: Suspended until 09/26, no contact until 09/17
  • Juan Heraldez: Requires x-ray of left hand, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 02/23/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 10/11, no contact until 09/26
  • Jose Miguel Borrego: Requires MRI on left knee within 10 days, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 02/23/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 09/26, no contact until 09/17
  • Kevin Newman: Suspended until 10/11, no contact until 09/26

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.