UFC 264 Medical Suspensions: Conor Update, Suga Injured Everything?

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Conor McGregor, UFC 264 press conference
Conor McGregor, UFC 264 press conference Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down their list of medical suspensions for UFC 264. While some of the big names were not surprising at all, there were a few that are likely to turn a head or two.

Headliner Conor McGregor was given the standard 6 month layoff thanks to the left leg fracture he suffered against Dustin Poirier. He’s already received surgery on the break and, of course, the layoff may be longer than just 180 days. Also getting an unsurprising 180 days was Greg Hardy. The controversial heavyweight clearly took damage to his eye when he was knocked out by Tai Tuivasa. The reports from Vegas seem to indicate not only a broken orbital, but also a broken nose. He’ll need to be cleared of both in order to return prior to the 180 day suspension.

While neither of those two came as a surprise, one name from the UFC 264 medical repoirt that was one is Sean O’Malley. Despite a dominant performance by ‘Suga’ he appears to have damaged every limb on his body. According to the report, he’ll need x-ray clearance on both hands, his left leg and his right foot. This of course begs the question, what is Kris Moutinho made out of?

Complete list of medical suspensions:

Conor McGregor – 180 days or until cleared of fractured left leg
Stephen Thompson – 30 days
Greg Hardy – 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist and ENT for orbital and nose fractures
Yana Kunitskaya – 180 days or until cleared by ENT for nose fracture
Sean O’Malley – 180 days or until cleared by x-rays of both hands, left tibia and right foot.
Kris Moutinho – 60 days
Max Griffin – 30 days
Carlos Condit – 30 days
Michel Pereira – 30 days
Niko Price – 30 days
Ryan Hall – 180 days or until cleared of left fracture
Dricus de Plessis – 30 days
Trevin Giles – 45 days
Jessica Eye – 45 days
Brad Tavares – 30 days
Omari Akhmedov – 180 days or until cleared by ENT of nose fracture

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness. 

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