Conor McGregor facing possible six-month medical suspension

The punch that ended Jose Aldo's reign as champ
The punch that ended Jose Aldo's reign as champ

Newly crowned UFC champion Conor McGregor may be forced to stay out of the Octagon for six months due to injury.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released the list of potential injury suspensions to MMA Fighting and the Dubliner could be on the sidelines for six months, pending the results of an X-ray.

The report states that McGregor's left wrist needs to be looked at before he can be declared fit to fight again.

It was a powerful left hand punch that sensationally KO'd Jose Aldo at the MGM Grand at the weekend.

The Brazilian former champ is also out of action until February unless he gets cleared by a doctor.

Often fighters return to fighting fitness much earlier than the initial prognosis but if McGregor is forced to sit out some time it may mess up the plans for his future fights.

There was a lot of talk yesterday about Notorious headlining a UFC card in New York in April but that would not be possible if the full injury suspension has to be served.

It may mean that the blockbuster UFC 200 card, scheduled for Las Vegas on July 9 next year, is a more realistic date for when we will next see the undisputed featherweight champ in action.