Conor McGregor Claims He Broke His Foot Three Weeks Before UFC 229

MMA superstar Conor McGregor has finally revealed what may have contributed to his devastating loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October.

Replying to a fan’s question on Twitter, McGregor stated that he broke his foot three weeks before the bout.

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 (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC), the former UFC two-division champion, was forced to submit to Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) in the fourth round in one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history. The Irish fighter was coming off a two-year layoff from mixed martial arts, after foraying into boxing. He had a very profitable match against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

Cynics on Twitter are requesting that McGregor post a dated x-ray of his injury.