McGregor is currently sidelined serving a six month suspension for his part in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl – which happened after he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Five months on and McGregor has turned his attention from plugging his popular “Proper 12” whiskey, to training, posting sparring pictures and images online.
In his most recent Instagram message, The Notorious addressed his loss to bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov – claiming he focused too much on the threat of his opponent's wrestling game.
The 30-year-old said: “Before I went into my last camp I was doing extensive work in the gym and my attacking game was developing really well. My submissions were becoming a lot more frequent.
“I was supremely confident in my attacking. I could spend full rounds attached to the back. Through all ranges. Snatching the neck. Breaking posture. Generally mauling anything I touched.
“For some reason, though, I went into camp and focused solely on defence. I trained to disengage. To anti-grapple. To avoid.
“I disrespected my own attacking game and became a stranger to it. I allowed outside influence to filter into my own thinking.
“I can pull a dead horse out of a ditch if I latch around it’s head, why would I not snatch up the neck? Why would I disengage? Why would I avoid anything?”
McGregor, who has made a name for himself with his devastating left hand, insisted he will not neglect his attacking ability in his next fight.
The two-weight champion insisted he will “not make that mistake again” – and threatened to “literally tear these men apart now” – upon his return to the Octagon.
McGregor added: “I don’t know what I was thinking back then.
“But I am thinking clear now.
“I will not make that mistake again. I am going to literally tear these men apart now. Watch me.”
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