Conor McGregor forced to deny he is drunk after barrage of late-night tweets about UFC defeat to rival Dustin Poirier
CONOR MCGREGOR was forced to deny he was under the influence of alcohol during his recent Twitter spree, in which he reflected on his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier.
Early on Tuesday morning, The Notorious fired out a staggering 25 tweets in quick succession – some of which he used to engage with his legion of followers.
The flurry of tweets prompted one of the Irishman's followers to claim he was 'liquored up', a claim he vehemently denied.
He responded by saying: "Not 'liquored up' I am waiting on my coaches to gather for today’s training."
McGregor, 33, is still recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his rubber match with Poirier in July.
The Notorious' left leg gave way in the final seconds of the first round of the Sin City showdown, which he believes he was edging before the injury.
Along with a clip of their final exchange, McGregor tweeted: "Good angle.
"Can see the leg was broke before I even stood up. It was broke before the guillotine even.
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"It’s why I went for it. 4 shots to zero here in this clip to close the fight before the injury.
"This fight was going my way 100%. But big congrats lads hahaha ye right. Rats."
He added: "Can see the weight in those upkicks he was eating here as well.
"Which weren’t even the two heaviest upkicks I landed.
"Where was he going from open guard top here? He not like upkicks thru [sic] the face?
"Elbows down thru the crown? No like? Tough s**t, see ya soon."
McGregor's recovery from the nasty break is 'ahead of schedule', so much so he's already back on his feet hitting pads.
His manager – Paradigm Sports Management chief Audie Attar – told SunSport: "He's ahead of schedule.
"We not only just got our X-ray results [back], [we got] our ultrasound results and CT scan results.
"And when I look at the view of the X-ray myself, it's healing so beautifully.
"He's only 10-and-a-half weeks out of surgery and he's walking.
"And he's actually doing s*** that we don't want him to do like throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game."
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