UFC 196 Medical Suspensions: Nate Diaz Out for 45 Days; Conor McGregor Uninjured

By Sherdog.com Staff Mar 7, 2016

Conor McGregor was not issued a medical suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission following his submission loss at last weekend’s UFC 196.

Sherdog.com on Monday obtained the list of NAC suspensions from the March 5 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor, who tapped out to a second-round rear-naked choke from Nate Diaz, will not be required by the commission to stay out of competition or training for any length of time. The lack of a layoff should come as welcome news to both McGregor and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as the popular Irishman looks to be a key figure in the organization’s upcoming UFC 200 mega-card.

Diaz, meanwhile, sustained a laceration over his right eye and will be out of action until April 20, with no contact in training until April 5.

Both fighters from the show’s bantamweight championship co-main event, Miesha Tate and Holly Holm, escaped without injury or suspension.

Five undercard fighters were not so lucky and could be sidelined for up to six months due to injuries suffered in their bouts. Light heavyweight Ilir Latifi (toe) will require medical clearance if he is to return to the cage before September, as will welterweight opponents Siyar Bahadurzada (jaw) and Brandon Thatch (left foot). Prelim fighters Nordine Taleb and Marcelo Guimaraes will need X-rays or MRIs after both sustained left knee injuries in their respective bouts.

UFC 196 Medical Suspensions:

Nate Diaz: Suspended until April 20 (laceration over right eye). No contact until April 5.

Ilir Latifi: Must have X-ray on left second toe; if positive, then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until Sept. 5.

Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended until April 5 (left eye laceration). No contact until March 27.

Siyar Bahadurzada: Must have jaw cleared by doctor or no contest until Sept. 5. Minimum suspension no contest until March 27. No contact until March 20.

Brandon Thatch: Must have X-ray on left foot; if positive, then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until Sept. 5. Minimum suspension no contest until April 20. No contact until April 5.

Nordine Taleb: Must have X-ray or MRI on left knee and must be cleared by doctor or no contest until Sept. 5.

Erick Silva: Suspended until April 20. No contact until April 5.

Marcelo Guimaraes: Must have X-ray or MRI on left knee and must be cleared by doctor or no contest until Sept. 5. Minimum suspension no contest until April 20. No contact until April 5.

Chas Skelly: Suspended until April 20. No contact until April 5.

Justin Salas: Suspended until April 5 (laceration under right eye). No contact until March 27.

Julian Erosa: Suspended until April 20. No contact until April 5.

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