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Conor McGregor left ‘crying and devastated’ in cage AND dressing room after first MMA loss, claims old rival Sitenkov

CONOR McGREGOR was in floods of tears after suffering his first ever MMA defeat, a new book has revealed.

'Obsessions' is a book by French journalist Charles Thiallier that recounts various stories about the two-weight UFC champion.

Conor McGregor cried in the ring and backstage after he lost his first ever MMA fight, says the victor that day Artemij Sitenkov
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Conor McGregor cried in the ring and backstage after he lost his first ever MMA fight, says the victor that day Artemij SitenkovCredit: AP:Associated Press

But for all the success the Irishman has had in the octagon there have been some low points - none more so than his first defeat, to Artemij Sitenkov.

That came back in 2008 when McGregor was fighting on the Cage Of Truth promotion.

The Notorious tapped out at 1min 09secs of round when when trapped in a knee bar.

In the book, as reported by The Mirror, Sitenkov revealed just how devastated McGregor was.


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The 37-year-old said: "Conor tried to get into my head during the weigh-in.

"But I was not impressed at all because this is something we do in my country.

"Conor stayed on the ground for a few minutes. He was crying and he was completely devastated.

"I had to go to his dressing room to try to cheer him up and he was still crying when I got in."

McGregor suffered another defeat a year-and-a-half later against Joseph Duffy in Cage Warriors before joining up with UFC.

There he won the featherweight and lightweight titles before retiring for a THIRD time in June this year.

McGregor has recently been called out by undefeated Khamzat Chimaev, while he is desperate to avenge his crushing defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The 32-year-old has even hinted at a boxing fight against fellow sporting legend Manny Paquiao.

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