Which is pretty amazing considering that following his loss to Khabib at UFC 229, McGregor made no mention of his foot being injured when he said he was “beaten fair and square.”
Hmmm… I don’t know… McGregor doesn’t seem to be favoring his foot here prior to the bout…
Anyhoo, on Wednesday when a fan on Twitter asked McGregor about his footwork during the fight with Khabib, “The Notorious One” replied, “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.”
Last month, McGregor blamed the loss to Khabib on a lack of dedication, saying, “It’s easy to do this once. It’s very easy for someone to be given something and to do it just one time. You put your absolute all into it. But to do it time after time and year after year, that’s when the motivation kind of dips, that’s when the dedication kind of lacks, and that’s when people creep up. That’s what I feel has happened here. I didn’t give him his respect, I marched forward, I didn’t give a sh*t, I got caught with that overhand. If I was switched on, I would not get caught with that overhand in any form of combat.”
Also on Wednesday, when asked how he could have been “happy with how the contest went,” McGregor replied, “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.”
Some might say McGregor is just deluding himself at this point (like me), but he claims he’s still training despite being retired or not retired or whatever…
In the meantime, his next fight will be in a Miami courtroom on April 30th and then a scheduled trial hearing on May 13th over charges of felony robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief for his actions in a new video released on Wednesday by prosectors.