McGregor cops medical suspension after mega-fight loss

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has copped a medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after his TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather.

 

The Irishman headlines a list of suspensions issued for the fight card in Las Vegas over the weekend.

He will be forced to sit out for 60 days after copping a battering from Mayweather in the final few rounds of his fight.

He will not be able to return to fighting until the 26th of October, and will not be able to have any contact until the 11th of October.

Meanwhile Mayweather received no medical suspension, given McGregor barely laid a hand on him after the first couple of rounds.

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Mayweather whacks McGregor during his victory in Vegas. Pic: Getty

Attention now turns to McGregor's next fight.

The fight that makes most sense for the UFC from a competitive standpoint would be for the loud-mouthed star to face the winner of Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee at lightweight, who fight at UFC 216 next month.

However the real money spinner for McGregor and the UFC is a third fight with his arch rival Nate Diaz, a fight that would garner insane interest.

"I’m the 155-pound champion," McGregor told BBC News.

"I faced him (Diaz) at 170 (pounds), he beat me, I rematched him at 170, I beat him.

"Now I’m the 155-pound champion, now if he wants that fight, he must come down - that’s a fair trade."

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