- Conor McGregor beat Donald Cerrone so badly that the Cowboy has been instructed he can not struggle once more for six months, according to MMA Fighting.
- Cerrone suffered a damaged nostril and a mildly fractured orbital bone throughout his 40-second loss to McGregor on the UFC 246 event in Las Vegas on January 18.
- Cerrone will probably be permitted to return to preventing sooner ought to he be given the all-clear by a surgeon.
- Medical suspensions are widespread in skilled preventing and Cerrone was one in every of 14 athletes instructed to not return to preventing for a sure time.
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Conor McGregor messed Donald Cerrone’s face up so badly that the Cowboy has been slapped with a six-month medical suspension from preventing.
McGregor was so quick, so highly effective, and so dominant, he limited Cerrone to throwing just one strike, which didn’t land, throughout UFC 246’s main event bout on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Throughout the Irish striker’s victory, he hit Cerrone with shoulder strikes that busted Cerrone’s nostril, a excessive kick that landed on his face, after which beat the American to the ground with a flurry of punches.
Whereas McGregor slugged Proper no. Twelve whiskey at the post-fight press conference and went to his afterparty on the Encore Seashore Membership within the Wynn on line casino, Cerrone was hospitalized and had his accidents assessed.
Cerrone’s nostril was damaged and he suffered a “gentle” orbital bone fracture, as reported by MMA Fighting.
The SB Nation web site provides Cerrone’s supervisor, Josh Jones, stated “a CT scan of his mind got here again damaging for critical harm.”
MMA Preventing says Cerrone faces six months on the sidelines due to the devastating nature of the defeat, however may return to skilled preventing sooner ought to he be given the all-clear by a maxillofacial surgeon.
Medical suspensions are widespread in skilled preventing, and Cerrone was one in every of 14 athletes on the UFC 246 occasion instructed to not return to preventing for a given time.
A kind of athletes was the 21-year-old American fighter Maycee Barber, who had beforehand been tipped as being capable of breaking the record of youngest-ever UFC champion.
Barber, who was undefeated going into her flyweight bout with the stylish veteran Roxanne Modafferi, was beaten with relative ease by “the Happy Warrior.”
Barber suffered a “full” tear of her ACL through the resounding defeat to Modafferi, according to ESPN.
MMA Preventing says she wants an MRI of her left knee, and if the examination comes again optimistic then she will probably be given a medical suspension till July 17. Barber, like Cerrone, will probably be permitted to return to skilled preventing sooner — all she has to do is acquire clearance from an orthopedic physician.