We are over six months removed from Khabib
And now Conor is insinuating that Khabib's victory in October was tainted, as the recently retired, and then un-retired, fighter took to Twitter to claim that he broke his foot nearly a month before the highly-anticipated showdown.
"I broke my foot 3 weeks from the bout," said McGregor. "I still marched forward however, and also landed the final blows of the night...I am happy with how the contest went and the lessons learned..." he continued.
The revelation came after a fan asked about his suspect footwork during the fight. McGregor proceeded to close information about the mysterious injury.
I broke my foot 3 weeks out from the bout.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 11, 2019
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. https://t.co/VNxbrfk6qx
If true, the injury would have unquestionably hindered his renowned quickness and agility in the cage, putting him at a disadvantage against Nurmagomedov.
Now that McGregor is no longer retired, perhaps his words will incite a rematch with his Russian foe. That's something the entire fighting world would tune into, especially after McGregor's excuse of having a broken foot.
It sure seems like Conor is itching for that opportunity.