Conor McGregor reflects on UFC Loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his new documentary: “I was beat and that’s that”

Former two-weight champion Conor McGregor has recently provided a glimpse into his upcoming multi-part documentary series, scheduled to be released prior to his anticipated return to the Octagon later this year.

As part of this sneak peek, McGregor shared exclusive behind-the-scenes footage capturing his memorable clash with arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in 2018.

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Reflecting on the highs and lows of his illustrious Octagon career, McGregor offered an unfiltered perspective on his painful loss to Nurmagomedov, highlighting the impact it had on him.

“I got beat, and that’s that.”

In the highly anticipated main event of UFC 229 in October 2018, Conor faced off against Khabib Nurmagomedov in a fiercely contested battle for the undisputed lightweight title.

Conor McGregor

Despite his valiant efforts, McGregor ultimately succumbed to a fourth-round neck crank submission executed by the accomplished Russian sambo specialist, marking a significant defeat in their heated rivalry.

Currently, Conor, who previously held the undisputed lightweight and featherweight titles in the UFC, is gearing up for his forthcoming comeback to the Octagon.

To provide fans with an intimate look into his life and career, he will be the subject of a multi-part documentary series titled “McGregor Forever,” set to premiere on Netflix later this month.

Conor McGregor

Following a period of absence due to injury since July 2021, McGregor’s most recent appearance was in the headline bout of UFC 264.

Unfortunately, the fight concluded prematurely in the first round due to a doctor’s stoppage, as his opponent, former interim titleholder Dustin Poirier, secured a TKO victory.

Tragically, McGregor suffered a fracture in his left tibia and fibula during the opening frame, further adding to the challenges he has faced in recent times.

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In a recent development, video footage surfaced last month featuring Conor after his surgery in California. In the footage, McGregor expressed his concerns about the possibility of his career being abruptly halted.

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Because of his leg fracture suffered in the fight against his rival, Poirier. The incident raised doubts in McGregor’s mind about the future of his professional journey.

“I thought it was over, as well,” Conor McGregor said of his career during a snippet of ‘McGregor Forever’. “That’s why I flipped into a different mold. Now it’s the adrenaline as well, and I wouldn’t know. I would have calmed down, and part of me’s thinking, ‘Jesus, imagine if it’s just been taken from me like that.’ I would go into I would be a different person.”

On his official Twitter account, Conor shared another two-minute preview.

Reaffirming his belief that he remains the fighter to beat in the promotion as he prepares to face Michael Chandler in his upcoming comeback fight later this year.

“McGregor Forever is out May 17th only on @Netflix,” Conor tweeted. “You’ll get a ringside seat for some of the biggest challenges I’ve faced, how I bounced back, and why I’m still the man to beat in the UFC.”

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