The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) suspended Cerrone for six months after the event, stating that the fighter suffered fractures in his nasal and orbital bones.
Cerrone may not have suffered any fractures at all if the fighter is to be believed, as he recently went on Instagram to dispute the report from the NAC.
Michael Fiedel of The Body Lock captured Cerrone’s Instagram comments and posted them on Twitter:
Donald Cerrone is on Instagram contradicting official reports (NSAC, media, etc.) that he had broken his nose and orbital bone in the McGregor fight. pic.twitter.com/6gB81Ai9hY— Michael Fiedel (@MichaelFiedel) February 5, 2020
If Cerrone could provide documents from a doctor stating that he has no fractures, it could potentially lead to the six month suspension being reduced and the fighter could return to action sooner than expected.
There has been no comment from either the NAC or UFC as to the claims made by one half of the UFC 246 main event.