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Conor McGregor Receives Six-Month Medical Suspension Following KO Defeat

Fighter Conor McGregor will have to serve a 6-month suspension on medical grounds after his embarrassing defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

The Irishman was knocked out in the second round after a storm of punches and kicks from his opponent.

It was the first knockout defeat in his 27-fight career and everyone was stunned by images of McGregor leaving the venue on crutches

However, the bad news does not stop there. This Tuesday, the Dubliner was issued with a mandatory 45-day suspension for his defeat and a 180-day suspension due to the leg injury he suffered.

This means McGregor will not be able to step into an octagon until July, unless he is cleared earlier by a doctor with a negative X-Ray of his tibia.

However, this does not seem to be an obstacle for ‘The Notorious’. According to his trainer John Kavanagh the former two-weight world champion completed a workout on Monday and wants to fight Poirier again in May.

“He’s already harassing everybody to get the rematch; he’d love the rematch and I don’t think Dustin is against that,” he told ESPN in an interview.

At the moment McGregor’s future is uncertain, although his dream rematch with Khabib and a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao are on the horizon.