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UFC 196 medical suspensions: Diaz out until 4/20, McGregor not out at all

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It looks like Conor McGregor escaped unscathed from his loss to Nate Diaz, but Diaz will be on the shelf until an oddly fitting day.

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UFC 196 featured a lot of violent action, so it should come as no surprise that there were a lot of long medical suspensions issued by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Five fighters were handed 180-day terms for suspected injuries, all of which can be cleared early by a doctor.

One man who escaped even a temporary suspension was headliner Conor McGregor, who was submitted by Nate Diaz in the second round of their spectacle. Due to a cut opened over Diaz's eye, he was handed a 45 day suspension. That means he can return on 4/20, which is just a coincidence and not actually a joke of any kind. Though it is pretty funny.

Here's the full list of suspensions, via the commission:

Nate Diaz: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for right eye laceration

Ilir Latifi: Needs X-ray on left toe, if broken then suspended 180 days, or until cleared by doctor

Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended until 30 days with no contact for 21 days for left eye laceration

Siyar Bahadurzada: Must have jaw cleared by doctor or suspended 180 days; minimum suspension for 21 days with no contact for 14 days

Brandon Thatch: Needs X-ray on left foot, if broken then suspended 180 days, or until cleared by doctor; minimum suspension 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Nordine Taleb: Needs X-ray or MRI of left knee and must be cleared by doctor, or suspended 180 days

Erick Silva: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Marcelo Guimaraes: Needs X-ray or MRI of left knee and must be cleared by doctor, or suspended 180 days; minimum suspension 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Chas Skelly: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Justin Salas: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for right eye laceration

Julian Erosa: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days