‘Champ champ’ Conor McGregor emerged on social media on late Wednesday evening to answer tweets from fans. Doing so, McGregor revealed that he had a foot injury that he carried into his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Conor McGregor was particularly active on social media on Wednesday as he responded to some of his fans. He started with a follower who called him a mess and later bashed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate Zubaira Tukhugov.
McGregor also had time to respond to a fan questioning his footwork during UFC 229 fight. McGregor claimed he had suffered a broken foot weeks prior to the bout. He also claimed he was happy with how the fight went despite suffering a fourth-round submission loss.
“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.”
McGregor continued tweeting at his fans. As a fan posted a video of Nurmagomedov’s ground and pound on him, McGregor responded again.
“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”.
It is not certain when and how Conor McGregor intends to return for his next bout. However, he surely knows how to get people talking.
McGregor recently completed a six-month suspension. He is now eligible to return to the Octagon. It would be foolish to rule out a rematch with Nurmagomedov.
As it is, UFC 236’s interim lightweight title fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier takes place this weekend.