Conor McGregor given one-month suspension by UFC on medical grounds after Khabib mauling – and he could be hit with longer ban for brawl
McGregor absorbed some punishing strikes in the second round after being rocked by the Russian with a massive overhand right.
The Dagestani then landed a number of powerful shots on the ground before eventually executing the submission in the fourth and McGregor is banned from contact training until October 28.
It is common practice for the UFC to hand out medical suspensions and McGregor would not have fought again within the next month anyway.
But the damage was not just physical for the defeated lightweight and he could yet be handed a longer suspension for his role in the ugly brawl that followed the climax to the fight.