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UFC 264 medical suspensions: Conor McGregor, Sean O’Malley potentially out until January

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Conor McGregor’s injury at UFC 264 could cost him the rest of his 2021 campaign.

The lightweight star suffered a leg injury—later revealed to be a broken tibia—at the end of the first round of Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner opposite Dustin Poirier on Saturday, bringing an end to their trilogy bout and giving Poirier a 2-1 lead in their series. Poirier also defeated McGregor at UFC 257 in January. This marks the first time since 2016 that McGregor has competed twice in one calendar year.

McGregor has already undergone surgery for the injury and provided an update on his health, though no timetable has been given for his return to action. According to the list of medical suspensions acquired by mixedmartialarts.com, McGregor could potentially be out until January, pending clearance from an orthopedic doctor.

Poirier is not listed as having suffered any injury.

Five other fighters face potential six-month medical suspensions: Greg Hardy (left orbital, nose), Yana Kunitskaya (nose), Sean O’Malley (both hands, left tibia, right foot), Ryan Hall (left hand), and Omari Akhmedov (nose). All can avoid the maximum suspension pending clearance from a physician.

UFC 264 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

See the full list of UFC 264 medical suspensions below:

Conor McGregor: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor for fractured leg or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10

Stephen Thompson: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1

Greg Hardy: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist for left orbital fracture, and ENT (eye, nose, and throat) doctor for fractured nose or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10

Yana Kunitskaya: Must receive clearance from ENT doctor for fractured nose or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10

Sean O’Malley: Requires X-ray on both hands to rule out fracture. Requires X-rays on left tibia and right foot, will require clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1

Kris Moutinho: Suspended until Sept. 9, no contact until Aug. 25

Carlos Condit: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1 — left upper lip cut

Max Griffin: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1 — left knee and left shin pain

Niko Price: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1 — left elbow swelling

Michel Pereira: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1

Ryan Hall: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor for fractured left hand or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10

Trevin Giles: Suspended until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10

Dricus Du Plessis: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1

Jessica Eye: Suspended until Aug. 25, no contact until Aug. 10 — forehead laceration

Omari Akhmedov: Must receive clearance from ENT doctor for nose fracture or no contest until Jan. 7; minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1

Brad Tavares: Suspended until Aug. 10, no contact until Aug. 1