Chad Mendes Details Beginning Of Beef With Conor McGregor

Written by Tom Ngo
July 2nd, 2015

UFC Chad Mendes

Conor McGregor has dished out some unforgettable one-liners during his short stint in the UFC. The chatty Irishman’s gift of gab is one of the things that draw fans to him like a magnet.

The 5th grader in me will never forget, and still chuckles over to this day, when McGregor unleashed the best schoolyard comeback on Chad Mendes (pictured) last October.

While both appearing on BT Sport’s “Beyond the Octagon,” the rivalry began.

“Conor, do you know what wrestling is?” Mendes asked McGregor.

“I can rest my balls on your forehead,” McGregor quickly countered.

And boom goes the dynamite.

The kid in me will never forget that comeback, and apparently Mendes hasn’t, either.

Mendes was days away from his rematch with reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, a bout he eventually lost via unanimous decision, yet had to deal with a bird chirping trash in his ear. Feel free to make fun of Mendes’ height, because he couldn’t have cared less that McGregor dubbed him “Mini Mendes,” but bouncing testicles on foreheads took Mendes to 100.

“The short sh*t, I don’t really give a sh*t about that kind of stuff. I’ve been short my whole life,” Mendes stated on Wednesday’s UFC 189 media call. “But for me, we had to do an interview right before my Aldo fight and he’s talking about putting balls on my head and being very unprofessional. This is something that made it personal, and for me, you don’t f*cking do that. This is the fight game. Someone can seriously [get hurt], and that’s what I’m looking to do when I get in there with Conor McGregor.

“This is a fight I’m super pumped to get in there and do, man. Like I said, two weeks’ notice, a day notice or I have a full f*cking camp, I’m not turning this fight down.”

Wouldn’t it be hilarious if McGregor managed to get Mendes in the north-south position at UFC 189, then held it for an extra few seconds just for kicks? Sorry, that was the 5th grader in me again.

Mendes gets to settle his beef with McGregor July 11 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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