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Conor McGregor won't be back in the octagon until sometime next year, after UFC handed out their suspensions following UFC 264.
McGregor lost his third fight against Dustin Poirier on Saturday night in dramatic circumstances, when his leg broke underneath him late in the first round.
It was clear how much pain the Irishman was in initially before managing to compose himself enough to talk to Joe Rogan whilst sat on the octagon floor for an interview, which his coach wasn't happy about.
Dana White suggested that McGregor would be given a fourth fight with his rival, something the former two weight champ clearly wanted, but it won't be for a while.
The Notorious, who went for surgery on Sunday, has been handed a medical suspension by UFC until January 7th 2022.
That means he can't compete until that date unless he is cleared by an orthopaedic doctor, and can't do any contact training until August 10th.
Speaking on social media after the surgery, the 32-year-old claimed he would only be out for six weeks before getting back into training, which would take him beyond August 10th.
"What's up, fight fans," McGregor opened, "The Notorious here. Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan. Everything went perfect. I'm feeling tremendous. We've got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back.
"I want to thank all the fans all around the world for your messages of support. I hope you all enjoyed the show. I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena - 21,800 fans in attendance.
"The place was absolutely electric. It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get into that second round and then, you know, to see what's what. But it is what it is, that's the nature of the business. It was a clean break of the tibia and it was not to be."
McGregor's rivalry with Poirier can only get more heated between now and an eventual fourth fight, with the Irishman getting more and more personal.
After an exchange about the American's wife on Saturday, he fired off a bunch of tweets about Poirier's family, before deleting them.
The Notorious isn't the only one who will have to sit out a while after UFC 264, with both Greg Hardy and Sean O'Malley being given medical suspensions until January 7th as well.
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