By Tom Caldon For Mailonline
Published: 22:29 GMT, 13 January 2020 | Updated: 22:40 GMT, 13 January 2020
Conor McGregor has revealed he downed shots of whiskey in the days before his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The 31-year-old was choked out by his Russian opponent in the fourth round of their fight for the UFC lightweight title in October 2018.
And the Irishman has now confessed to drinking heavily and sparring irresponsibly in the build up to the bout in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor downed whiskey shots in the days prior to his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov
'I was drinking all bleeding fight week,' he told ESPN. '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