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Conor McGregor faces lengthy medical suspension after Nate Diaz UFC 202 battle

Published 23/08/2016

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor (2nd L) and singer Niall Horan (R) celebrate McGregor's UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor (2nd L) and singer Niall Horan (R) celebrate McGregor's UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz (L) throws a left at Conor McGregor during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor celebrates his UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor (L) punches Nate Diaz during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor (R) and Dee Devlin celebrate his UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor (R) celebrates after defeating Nate Diaz by majority decision in a welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor celebrates his UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor (2nd L) and singer Niall Horan (R) celebrate McGregor's UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor celebrates his UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Nate Diaz in a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 202 on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor gestures as he arrives for his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
Conor McGregor stands over Nate Diaz during their welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 202 on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas. McGregor won by split decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Conor McGregor could be out of action for the rest of the year after his bloody battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas at the weekend.

In accordance with MMA guidelines, every fighter is assessed after each bout to ensure their safety is top priority and, according to the popular MMAjunkie.com, McGregor may be out of action for six months after his gruelling five-round victory over Nate Diaz in the early hours of Sunday morning at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor damaged his shin in the fight and left the venue on crutches to go to hospital before he joined his after party in the Wynne Hotel. The Nevada State Athletic have temporarily suspended the Dubliner due to the damage he incurred to his left foot and ankle. However, should he receive clearance from an orthopedic doctor, he will be eligible to fight by October 20, though would be prohibited from contact training until October 5.

If the SBG man is not cleared by a physician, he will be unable to start contact training until December 17, while the  earliest he could fight would be February 2017.

Of course, this would preclude him from taking part at the UFC's inaugural New York showcase at Madison Square Garden. UFC 205 takes place on November 12.

Diaz, meanwhile, is suspended for just 30 days as his wounds were mainly superficial.

Source Irish Independent

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