Conor McGregor gained’t be getting again contained in the octagon anytime quickly after receiving a prolonged medical suspension.
The Irishman suffered a horrific damaged leg throughout his combat with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 with fractures in each his tibia and fibias.
Poirier was given a TKO victory after McGregor was unable to proceed however ‘The Infamous’ has vowed that he’ll return to the octagon and he needs to face Poirier for a fourth time.
However that won’t be occurring in 2021.
Al Dawson of Enterprise Insider reviews: “Conor McGregor has been given a medical suspension till January 7, 2022, except he receives orthopedic clearance of his fractured left leg.
“Minimal suspension for six weeks, and no contact (sparring) till early to mid August, as per the fight sports activities record-keeper MMA.”
Poirier is heading to a UFC light-weight title match with Charles Oliviera subsequent and will nicely be champion by the point McGregor is allowed to compete once more.
McGregor confirmed that he had profitable surgical procedure on his damaged leg in a video posted on social media on Monday.
The primary-ever UFC double champion mentioned that he would relaxation for six weeks after which the rehab from his harm will start. He promised followers that he shall be again.
UFC president Dana White appeared open to creating a fourth encounter between Poirier and McGregor and whenever you have a look at the purchase charges, it’s straightforward to see why.
Their second encounter at UFC 257 drew 1.6 million pay-per-view buys, which, on the time, was the joint-second most purchased PPV within the firm’s historical past.
White mentioned he believed UFC 264 did ‘wherever between 1.7 and 1.8m’ buys and that may make that the outright second-best ever and provides McGregor seven of the highest 9 purchased UFC reveals of all-time.
McGregor hasn’t been profitable, however his pay-per-view star energy remains to be a number of ranges above anyone else and it’s not shut. Whereas that is still the case, he’ll have a spot to shoot his shot within the UFC.