McGregor then responded by taking a group of people to the UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn, attacking a bus in an attempt to confront Nurmagomedov.
The fight was finally arranged for October that year with the pre-fight build-up full of personal insults.
But when asked by Helwani about the insults, McGregor said: “It wasn’t just said, there were actions. It wasn’t just words. But I’m taking a step back from that.
“It’s a very skilful bout, he poses a specific style set. I pose a specific style set.