A foot and ankle injury suffered at UFC 202 could keep Conor McGregor off the blockbuster card for UFC 205 in New York on November 12.
UFC will be making it’s debut in New York City in November after a longtime ban on professional MMA ban in the city was revoked earlier this year.
Dana White and co are sure to have plans for a star-studded card in New York, and there is no star bigger than McGregor. However, the Irishman may be ruled out of the event at Madison Square Garden by an injury suspension.
McGregor had a pronounced limp after his bloody battle with Nate Diaz on Saturday night, and while he was reportedly cleared of a break or serious ligament damage to his left leg, an orthopedist will need to clear him of a fracture before he’s allowed to return to competition or he will be medically suspended until February next year.
This comes after the Nevada State Athletic Commission released their list of medical suspensions following UFC 202.
If McGregor is cleared of a fracture then he will be able to take contact from September 11 and return to action on September 20.
Full medical suspension list from UFC 202:
Conor McGregor: Needs left foot/ankle fracture cleared by an orthopedist or no contest until 2/17/2017 with a minimum suspension until 10/20/16, no contact until 10/5/16.
Nate Diaz: Suspended until 9/20/16, no contact until 9/11/16 due to a left eyebrow cut.
Glover Teixeira: Suspended until 11/19/16, no contact until 10/20/16
Rick Story: Suspended until 10/5/16, no contact until 9/20/16
Hyun Gyu Lim: Suspended until 10/5/16, no contact until 9/20/16
Sabah Homasi: Suspended until 10/201/16, no contact until 10/5/16
Takeya Mizugaki: Suspended until 10/5/16, no contact until 9/20/16
Chris Avila: Suspended until 9/20/16, no contact until 9/11/16 due to left leg pain
Artem Lobov: Must have right leg and ankle x-rayed, if positive then he must be cleared by an orthopedist or no contest until 2/17/17
Lorenz Larkin: Suspended until 10/5/16, no contact until 9/20/16 due to left eyebrow and shin lacerations
Neil Magny: Must have left leg x-rayed and if positive he must be cleared by an orthopedist or no contest until 2/17/2017. Minimum suspension until 9/20/16 with no contact until 9/11/16
Max Griffin: Suspended until 10/20/16, no contact until 10/5/16
Melvin Vettori: Suspended until 10/5/16, no contact until 9/20/16 due to left eyebrow laceration