'The Money Fight' medical suspensions: Conor McGregor gets 2-month suspension

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is benched for two months following his 10th-round knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today issued medical suspensions for “The Money Fight,” which took place this past Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event’s main card aired live on Showtime pay-per-view.

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 0-1 boxing) was stopped with a flurry of punches at the 1:05 mark of the 10th frame after a strong early performance. It was his first professional boxing match – and loss – and could signal a dual MMA and boxing run.

Mayweather (50-0 boxing) escaped without a suspension for his retirement fight, which brought his overall record to 50-0, a resume that eclipses heavyweight great Rocky Marciano.

The full list of medical suspensions from “The Money Fight” includes:

  • Conor McGregor suspended until Oct. 26 with no contact until Oct. 11
  • Nathan Cleverly: suspended until Oct. 11 with no contact until Sept. 26
  • Thomas Dulorme: suspended until Sept. 26 with no contact until Sept. 17
  • Juan Heraldez: needs X-ray clearance on left hand, if positive then needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Feb. 23; minimum suspension until Oct. 11 with no contact until Sept. 26
  • Jose Miguel Borrego: Must have X-ray on left knee within 10 days, if positive then needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Feb. 23; minimum suspension until Sept. 26 with no contact until Sept. 17
  • Kevin Newman: suspended until Oct. 11 with no contact until Sept. 26

For complete coverage of “The Money Fight,” check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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