One of the reasons Conor McGregor holds so much vitriolic rage towards Jose Aldo pulling out of their fight at UFC 189 in July is because he was personally dealing with so many injuries as well but refused to back out of the event.
Aldo dropped out thanks to a rib injury he suffered a little over two weeks out from the scheduled event, which then left UFC 189 without a main event.
Former No. 1 contender Chad Mendes stepped in on two weeks notice to face McGregor and the Irish featherweight never blinked at the change of opponent despite the hardships he was facing in his own training camp.
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While McGregor wouldn't disclose the exact injury he suffered ahead of UFC 189, he wasn't able to wrestle much and according to the interim featherweight champion, he didn't throw a single kick to get ready for Aldo much less for Mendes.
"I didn't kick until two weeks before the fight," McGregor revealed to FOX Sports. "I didn't kick, I didn't do live rounds at all. Not one live round did I do. It was all control, it was all flow, it was all drill.
"So I came in there with many issues that I overcame. I overcame adversity."
McGregor promises for any of the naysayers who are curious about his injuries, the full extent of the issues he dealt with will be revealed in a new documentary he's planning to release in the near future.
McGregor says a camera crew was following him around during the entire training camp and the injuries he suffered became a part of the film because he was forced to change the way he prepared for Aldo and then eventually Mendes as well.
Over the course of the training camp, McGregor just kept telling himself one thing that kept him pushing forward no matter how bad his body was banged up.
"Time waits for no man," McGregor said.
The Irish fighter expects the documentary detailing his preparation and the fight at UFC 189 will be released in the near future, although he is predicting a theatrical release this time around instead of a series of videos being shown on television.
"I don't need to go into details or specifics because you will see it," McGregor said. "It will be packaged and it will be a film that will also break records."