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Conor McGregor facing possible six-month suspension following UFC 257

UFC 257: Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC 257 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Poirier vs. McGregor 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place this past weekend (Sat., Jan. 23, 2021) from inside Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including lightweight headliner Conor McGregor, who could be out of action until late June as result of injuries sustained against opponent Dustin Poirier. “The Diamond,” however, was only benched seven days.

Complete UFC 257 medical suspensions (via MMA Junkie) below:

Dustin Poirier: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Conor McGregor: Suspended 180 days or until right tibia/fibula x-ray is cleared by a doctor; also suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
Michael Chandler: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Dan Hooker: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO loss.
Joanne Calderwood: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Jessica Eye: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to left brow laceration
Makhmud Muradov: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to “hard bout.”
Andrew Sanchez: Suspended 180 days or until nasal and right tibia/fibula x-rays are cleared by a doctor; also suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
Marina Rodriguez: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Amanda Ribas: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO loss.
Arman Tsarukyan: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to left brow and scalp laceration.
Matt Frevola: Suspended 180 days or until right hand x-ray is cleared by a doctor; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Brad Tavares: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Antonio Carlos Junior: Suspended 30 days with no contact 21 days due to “hard bout.”
Julianna Pena: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Sara McMann: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to “hard bout.”
Marcin Prachnio: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to “hard bout.”
Khalil Rountree: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to left ankle pain.
Movsar Evloev: Suspended seven days (mandatory rest).
Nik Lentz: Suspended 45 days with 21 days no contact for right brow laceration.
Amir Albazi: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to “hard bout.”
Zhalgas Zhumagulov: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to “hard bout.”

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For complete UFC 257 results click here.