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UFC 194 medical suspensions: Conor McGregor lands potential six-month suspension

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The injury list to UFC 194 was extensive, and the show’s star Conor McGregor led the way. McGregor was one of nine fighters to land a potential six-month medical suspension, according to information released to MMA Fighting on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

McGregor knocked out legendary featherweight Jose Aldo with a left hook in just 13 seconds to become the new UFC champion in the night’s main event, but now must get his left wrist cleared before returning to active competition.

He joins a list that includes new UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (left foot/ankle), former titleholder Chris Weidman (both feet), Ronaldo Souza (left forearm), and Urijah Faber (left knee, right ankle, left thumb), among others.

UFC 194 took place Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The event’s main card is expected to be one of the highest-selling pay-per-views of 2015.

It should be noted that fighters often return far sooner than their medical suspensions entail, as injuries reported on fight night may not be as severe as initially suggested. In the case of McGregor, the new champ is already eyeing fights in both April and July, according to his coach John Kavanagh.

The complete list of UFC 194’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

Conor McGregor: requires x-ray of left wrist, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/12
Luke Rockhold: requires x-ray of left foot/ankle, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/12; minimum no contest until 01/12, no contact until 01/03
Chris Weidman: requires x-rays of both feet, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/12; minimum no contest until 02/11, no contact until 01/27
Ronaldo Souza: Requires x-ray of left forearm, if positive then ….View full article

Source:: mma fighting