Conor McGregor’s last UFC appearance didn’t go exactly as planned. (In a lot of ways.) His swaggering aggression was no match for that of opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, whose takedowns, transitions, and assertive top control ultimately cost McGregor the match.
While McGregor is a peacocking narcissist with a doctorate degree in **** talk in the lead up to fights, he’s repeatedly proven to be contemplative and humble in defeat. Days after the loss to Nurmagomedov he reflected on what choices contributed to the “L,” saying: “I gave [Khabib’s] upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever. Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only. That won’t happen again. I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. Too defense minded. Lessons.”
Today the fighter continued that narrative, sharing a clip of his no-gi training with ADCC veteran Dillon Danis and discussing his current focus in training.
“I trained to disengage,” McGregor wrote of his previous training camp. “I allowed outside influence filter into my own thinking. I can pull a dead horse out of a ditch if I latch around it’s head why would I not snatch up the neck? Why would I disengage? Why would I avoid anything? I don’t know what I was thinking back then. But I am thinking clear now. I will not make that mistake again.
I am going to literally tear these men apart now. Watch me.
One by ******* one.”
The full post and clip are below: