"We lost the match but won the battle," says Conor McGregor after UFC 229 defeat 2 years ago

"We lost the match but won the battle," says Conor McGregor after UFC 229 defeat

An interesting message, to say the least.

We're sure you've just about recovered from the Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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McGregor lost convincingly, tapping out in the fourth round, before fighting many more members of Khabib's team afterwards.

Meanwhile, Khabib himself had jumped out of the octagon to attack Dillon Danis, one of McGregor's teammates at SBG.

Since then, it has felt like the entire world has weighed in on the situation.

McGregor himself took to Twitter hours after the fight, to say: "Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch."

He had surprisingly not mentioned the events after the fight, until he posted a tweet on Monday morning.

McGregor posted a picture of himself in a Dolce & Gabbana t-shirt, with the caption: "We lost the match but we won the battle. The war goes on."

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It's somewhat unclear what battle he is referring to.

Perhaps he's implying that because of Khabib and his team's antics after the fight, the Russian fighter may not get paid for the fight.

McGregor himself has been paid in full.

You'll also notice that he's holding a glass of whiskey in his hand. We wonder what brand it is?

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