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McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC), the former UFC two-division champion, faltered in his return to MMA from nearly a two-year layoff when he was stopped by Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) via fourth-round submission last October in one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history.
The UFC 229 post-fight melee involving McGregor and Nurmagomedov took away from the fight itself. Both men were suspended for their roles in the infamous incident, but on Wednesday night “The Notorious” took to social media and revealed some info on the actual bout. That includes an apparent serious injury that he brought into the octagon (via Twitter):
I broke my foot 3 weeks out from the bout.
I still marched forward however, and also landed the final blows of the night.
On his blood brother.
I am happy with how the contest went and the lessons learned.
In my fighting and more importantly my preparation.
Time will reveal all.
After putting out the new information, McGregor unsurprisingly was bombarded with responses. He was questioned about a particular moment in the second round that saw him survive a flurry of ground-and-pound from Nurmagomedov. He said that moment wasn’t as bad as it looked (via Twitter).
Very happy with my defense.
A precarious position with the head pinned against the fence. Every movement must be calculated as any over exertion leaves the guard open and could lead to a finishing blow. None of which came close.
Zero facial damage taken and I won the next round.
At this point, though, the fight with Nurmagomedov is well in the past. McGregor has since retired from MMA competition, though there appears to be plenty of doubt about whether it’s legit. The Irishman indicated it would not be in one of his many posts.
Despite that, McGregor is still dealing with plenty of issues outside the octagon. He’s still involved in an ongoing case from his Miami phone-smashing incident and is also being investigated for an alleged sexual assault in his native Ireland.
All of these issues appear to be of little concern to McGregor, who seems to think his side of the story will eventually disprove all reported news (via Twitter).
I am quite fine thank you.
Don’t believe everything you read!
And from certain outlets,
believe NOTHING you read!
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