McGregor is coming off of a loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, but McGregor says he was drinking during the week of the event.
“Good couple of months ago (since I drank),” McGregor said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (via Nolan King of MMA Junkie). “Three, four months ago maybe. … I was drinking all the way through fight week last time (for Nurmagomedov).”
The former two division champion suffered a fourth round submission loss at UFC 229 and hasn’t competed since that event.
While McGregor had his issues in the lead up to UFC 229, don’t expect those issues to resume leading into UFC 246.
“I’m not going back there,” McGregor said. “I’m in a better place. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve been man enough to admit them and correct it, and that’s what I’ve done. I might not be perfect, but with a good sleep and a full belly, I’m damn close.”
UFC 246 takes place on Saturday, January 18 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.