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Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals what he went through two days before McGregor fight

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is still riding the wave of his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

The undefeated Russian fighter secured a convincing win last weekend, neutralising his opponent with grappling during the first two rounds before closing the bout with a neck crank.

It was a superb performance from Nurmagomedov but his display has been somewhat overshadowed by the events that transpired afterwards.

The 30-year-old's very future in the UFC is now in question after he launched himself out of the octagon and became embroiled in a fracas with McGregor's team.

Regardless of the outcome and whether or not Nurmagomedov leaves the company, he still maintains his unbeaten record and defended the lightweight title.

Khabib's victory at UFC 229

However, things could have been so much different with Nurmagomedov revealing in an interview with Russian TV that his preparations for the time look a nasty turn.

It's well documented how much agony fighters put themselves through to make weight and 'The Eagle' has stunningly revealed that he suffered seizures just two days before the bout.

Per the Daily Mail, he was asked how he felt the night before and answered: "I slept very well. Because the day before the fight I did not sleep at all. I had weight loss and I felt very bad.

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Khabib suffered seizures before the fight

"I had seizures and I felt very ill. But if I lost I would not tell you about this. Because that would have been an excuse.

"However after the weigh-in everything was good. The main thing was my psychological attitude.

"If you are not psychologically ready then your physical training will not help you in the fight.

"I worry like any other fighter – the whole world is watching us. I'm not worried that anyone can beat me, I worry only about what I can lose. I am 30 years old and the years have passed very quickly."

Wow, wow, wow.

To think Nurmagomedov was suffering seizures just 48 hours before the biggest fight of his life and what was, by all accounts, a brilliant performance.

If anything, it adds extra credit to the nature of his display, showing that he overcame illness to still deliver the victory on the night.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

As the man himself said, though, he has only revealed these problems because he won the fight and wouldn't want to be seen as making excuses.

Nobody seems to know what the future lies for Nurmagamedov but after a week for seizures, grappling and brawls, you'd imagine some down time would be in order.

However, whenever he steps into the cage again, you can guarantee he'll give it everything he's got.

Do you think Nurmagomedov will leave the UFC? Have your say in the comments section below.

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