McGregor: ‘We lost the match but won the battle’

McGregor: ‘We lost the match but won the battle’

The Irishman has released another note to social media.

By John Balfe - 8 Oct 2018

Conor McGregor says that “the war goes on” in the wake of his UFC 229 main event with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Russian emerged the victor on the night in Las Vegas but the aftermath was marred by Nurmagomedov attacking members of the McGregor corner following the bout, as well as violence in cage following the fight’s conclusion.

The penalties which may potentially be levied by the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission have yet to be finalised, nor have the figures been released to confirm speculation that UFC 229 was to be the most financially lucrative match-up in mixed martial arts history — as well as in the annals of combat sports as a whole.

McGregor didn’t waste time in issuing his first statements to social media following the bout, telling fans that he “will be back” and that he enjoyed the “knock” and was anticipating a rematch.

Today, the Irishman released another missive to social media from Las Vegas (while clutching a bottle of Proper No. Twelve) saying that “We lost the match but won the battle. The war goes on.”