Conor McGregor claims he broke his foot three weeks prior to Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat

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Conor McGregor has been wanting a UFC rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov ever since he lost their first meeting inside the Octagon in November last year.

McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in the highest-grossing fight in UFC history at UFC 229 last year when he was forced to tap out in the fourth round of the contest.

The post-fight brawl between the two fighters and their respective camps has attracted more attention than the fight itself, but nevertheless, the Irishman was willing to accept that he had been beaten by the better man on the night.

However, in response to a fan's question on Twitter, the former two-weight champion revealed more information about himself entering the fight, as he stated he had broken his foot three weeks before the bout took place in Las Vegas last year.

He said in a tweet: "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 was bombarded with responses to this tweet, with one fan pointing out a moment in the second round which saw him survive a flurry of ground-and-pound punches from Khabib, citing which part of this particular moment was he happy about.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Notorious stated that moment wasn't as bad as it looked, as he said: "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."

Despite all this, McGregor is dealing with serious issues outside the Octagon which could delay his return to MMA.

It's unclear as to when he will step into the Octagon for his next UFC fight. Nevertheless, he's making sure nobody forgets what he can do inside of it.

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