'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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Here's the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing blockbuster

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The undercard – comprised strictly of boxers in boxing bouts – for this month’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor blockbuster event is set.

Officials today announced the three bouts, including a pair of title bouts with IBF junior-lightweight champion Gervonta Davis (18-0) vs. Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1) in the co-feature slot.

In the main event, UFC lightweight champion McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) – the card’s lone MMA representative – and undefeated boxing great Mayweather (49-0 boxing) face off on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 12-round super-welterweight boxing match tops a pay-per-view event that’s expected to be the most lucrative prize fight in combat-sports history.

The PPV broadcast – one that comes with a hefty $100 price tag – also includes these bouts:

  • Champ Gervonta Davis (18-0) vs. Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1) – for IBF junior lightweight world Championship
  • Champ Nathan Cleverly (30-3) vs. Badou Jack (21-1-2) – for WBA light heavyweight world Championship
  • Andrew Tabiti (14-0) vs. Steve Cunningham (29-8-1) – for vacant USBA cruiserweight title

“What a night this will be for fight fans,” Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, stated. “Not only will they witness a first-of-its-kind main event, but they will also see two incredible world title fights, as Mayweather Promotions’ very own current and former world champions go head-to-head in separate bouts.

“Gervonta Davis is nothing short of pure boxing talent with dynamite power. Former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack is making his light heavyweight debut, and looking to take the title away from a tough and experienced Nathan Cleverly. But first, Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti will open the pay-per-view telecast with what I expect to be a magnificent performance.”

For more on “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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