Conor McGregor now claims he broke his foot three weeks before Khabib Nurmagomedov loss – and UFC fans aren’t buying it
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov fought in the highest-grossing fight in UFC history at UFC 229 last year.
Unfortunately for the box office sensation McGregor, he tapped out to the Russian and lost.
The post-fight antics almost stole the show from what was a comprehensive win for The Eagle and both men have paid fines and served suspensions since.
McGregor has retired from MMA and seemingly returned in the space of a week and he is angling for a rematch with the unbeaten Nurmagomedov.
The Irishman was especially active on Twitter on Wednesday night and in replying to a fan, he revealed that he broke his foot just three weeks before facing Nurmagomedov.
“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.”
As you can imagine, fans in the replies to the tweet weren’t exactly buying McGregor story
It’s worth noting that Notorious has competed in the octagon hurt before -and won. He defeated Max Holloway – now pretty much king of the featherweight division – with a torn ACL.
The 30-year-old McGregor seems desperate to face Nurmagomedov again in what would be a truly money-spinning rematch, but the UFC have shown no intentions of making that happen just yet.
Source: SportsLatest TS