CONOR McGREGOR has revealed he was drinking 'all bleeding week' in the build-up to his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Irishman was dominated by the Russian in a defeat at UFC 229 in October 2018, getting choked out in the fourth round.
McGregor, now 31, has said that his preparation for the showdown was a "disaster".
He told ESPN: "I was drinking all bleeding fight week. I had venom in me or something.
"I had people holed up in a hotel and I would ring and arrange a fight, they would come to the gym and have a full-blown fight with no headguards.
"I'd have a war, win and knock the guy out and go off and celebrate and come back in three days.
"I wasn't doing what I should have been doing; I've made mistakes and I've been man enough to admit them."
McGregor has not been inside the Octagon since that loss.
He has since quit booze and insists he is a reformed character following a break which also saw him fined for punching a 50-year-old man in a pub.
"If I'm in the wrong, I'm in the wrong," he added. "I let people down and that's it. I'm in a position where I must take control of things and not shy away.
"I've never done that in my career and I never will; the people who believe in me and support me deserve better.
"I'm putting in the work and the focused work, that's why were in such good spirits."
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