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UFC News: Gunnar Nelson talks about not being able to help Conor McGregor prepare for his title fight at UFC 229

Soumik Datta
08 Dec 2018, 02:30 IST

Gunnar Nelson with Conor McGregor
Gunnar Nelson with Conor McGregor

What's the story?

During a UFC 231 pre-fight scrum, UFC Welterweight, Gunnar Nelson spoke about his fellow teammate Conor McGregor's devastating loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and the Icelandic also expressed his feelings about not being able to help the Irishman in training.

In case you didn't know...

At UFC 229, former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor suffered just his second loss in the Octagon when he was defeated by Dagestani fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Having last fought in the Octagon back in 2016, this was McGregor's return to the UFC, however, things certainly didn't go according to the Irishman's plans as he was forced to tap out in the fourth round.

The heart of the matter

Veteran UFC Welterweight fighter Gunnar Nelson claimed that it was obviously very unfortunate for him to not being able to join Conor McGregor's fight camp for UFC 229 due to the fact that Nelson was nursing his knee after having suffered an injury. (H/T: Bloody Elbow)

“It was very unfortunate. Obviously, I couldn’t join the camp because of my knee. I could’ve maybe done some right at the end, but he had everything planned out and he had his guys there."

Nelson, further added, that in the future he definitely hopes to back Conor McGregor and hopes to be a part of the Irishman's camp for his next fight in the UFC.

“But it was a little bit difficult to see, and I think for the next one – and I believe there will be another one at some point – I’ll be there in his camp, for sure.”

What's next?

As of right now, Conor McGregor's future inside the Octagon hasn't been confirmed just yet and it'll definitely be interesting to see who turns out to be The Notorious One's next opponent in the UFC

As far as Gunnar Nelson is concerned, he will be facing Alex Oliveira tomorrow night at UFC 231.

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