Irish MMA star ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor has returned to social media, just days after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
McGregor disappeared after his submission loss to the expert grappler from Dagestan, Russia, with the Champion showing up at the post-fight press conference, but the Irishman nowhere to be seen.
McGregor has since taken to Twitter to make it clear that he isn’t finished with the Russian, posting: “Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.”
Conor doubled down on his statement early on Monday morning, tweeting: “We lost the fight but won the battle. The war goes on,” alongside a picture of himself in Las Vegas.
Nurmagomedov successfully defended his Lightweight Championship in UFC 229’s main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. ‘The Eagle’ dominated McGregor on the ground, eventually forcing the Irishman to submit to a rear naked choke in the fourth round.
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
We lost the match but won the battle.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 8, 2018
The war goes on. pic.twitter.com/CRtPaGfOnn
Khabib’s impressive win was unfortunately marred by an ugly brawl that took place after the bout concluded. The Russian jumped over the side of the Octagon and attacked Conor’s training partner Dillon Danis, while three members of Nurmagomedov’s team climbed into the cage and assaulted McGregor.
After the devastating loss, many MMA fans and pundits were unsure of what McGregor would do next, or who he would potentially face in his next fight. It’s clear, however, that the Irishman’s sights are set firmly on an opportunity to avenge his defeat to Nurmagomedov.