Conor McGregor Faces Medical Suspension After Defeat At UFC 264
Conor McGregor is facing a medical suspension until January 2022 following fractures to both his tibia and fibias during UFC 264.
The 32-year-old Irishman has posted an update for fans to his Instagram account after leaving the hospital following leg surgery on his broken leg.
The breakage occurred during Saturday’s trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas. The fight stopped by doctors at the end of the first round and Poirier was awarded a TKO victory after McGregor was unable to continue the fight.
McGregor began the fight strongly with many leg kicks. After an attempted guillotine choke by McGregor, Dustin gained position on top. The fight continued in this ground-and-pound position until the fighters returned to their feet at the closing stages of the round.
Upon returning to his feet and throwing a couple of more kicks, Conor stumbled backwards, and trapped his foot under himself, and broke his left leg.
Al Dawson of Business Insider reports that “Conor McGregor has been given a medical suspension until January 7, 2022, unless he receives orthopaedic clearance of his fractured left leg.”
His minimum suspension is “for six weeks, and no contact (sparring) until early to mid August, as per the combat sports record-keeper MMA.”
In his social media update, McGregor shares that it is “going to be a bit of time” before he is recovered but he remains “motivated to keep going”.
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