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TJ Dillashaw:'I would like to fight Conor McGregor now'

Like all of Team Alpha Male, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was likely upset when their teammate Chad Mendes came up short in his short-notice UFC 189 interim featherweight title contest against Conor McGregor, last month. In their hearts, they all feel as though the fight would have gone differently if Mendes had gotten an actual training camp and been in shape to fight...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes reportedly did 1 million buys

Just how successful was July’s UFC 189 event featuring an interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes? Well, according to the UFC, it was as successful of a pay-per-view as there has been in recent memory. According to MMA Junkie, the event page for UFC has been updated and “the fight attracted a record 16,019 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, plus...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Evidence Suggesting McGregor vs. Mendes Was Not Fixed

​ Before UFC 189, I warned fans that the interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes could be fixed. I wrote that should the fight go to a decision, we could expect a controversy with McGregor getting an undeserved win. Instead, the bout ended in an emphatic knockout. The Irishman took out his opponent with a searing left cross followed up...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Chad Mendes deserves another shot at Conor McGregor

For a few minutes, Chad Mendes shocked the world. Mendes, a last-minute replacement for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, more than held his own against Conor McGregor at UFC 189, before ultimately giving way to a technical knock out and losing the interim featherweight belt in the second round. McGregor, the current face of UFC, came out firing. The moment the fight began...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Conor McGregor TKO’s Chad Mendes In Second Round For Win (Video)

What. A. Fight. Conor McGregor defeated Chad Mendes by TKO at the very end of the second round of UFC 189’s main card to become the interim featherweight champion. The fight visually had Mendes’ name written all over it, but it was McGregor who held the mental edge — despite a dominant showing from Mendes — and eventually broke through for the victory. Things looked bleak...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor beats Chad Mendes to win title

UFC 189 is in the books and it will go down as one of the greatest events of all-time. The highly anticipated main event bout featuring Irish sensation Conor McGregor delivered, with McGregor upending top-ranked challenger Chad Mendes via second-round TKO. Many people wanted to know whether McGregor would be able to handle a wrestler of Mendes’ caliber and he proved the doubters...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Conor McGregor versus Chad Mendes Could be Fixed

If there’s any indication from the past, the UFC’s biggest stars whom the company depend on to generate pay per view buys and revenue have an advantage in the cage if a bout goes to decision. Let’s get something straight from the start: I don’t have actual evidence—no whispers from an inside source, no leak of documents that prove the UFC influences the judging. I’m...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Chad Mendes Embracing Chance To Go After Conor McGregor

Some may look at a late notice championship fight as a disaster waiting to happen for the one who takes that opportunity. But if anyone is ready to challenge for the interim UFC featherweight title on a little over a week’s notice, it’s Chad Mendes. Mendes has had two cracks at Jose Aldo’s belt, coming up short both times, but after each defeat, he found a way to elevate his...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor confident in conditioning, but Mendes believes wrestling will win at UFC 189

Despite his taking the UFC 189 interim featherweight title bout against Conor McGregor on short notice, neither Chad Mendes nor the Irishman seem to be putting much thought into the issue. During a recent media teleconference, both "Money" and "Notorious" addressed the topic of Mendes' extremely abbreviated training camp. For his part, McGregor didn't seem to care whether or not...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: People Want Me To Crush Conor McGregor’s Face In UFC 189

Chad Mendes wasted no time ratcheting up the pre-fight rhetoric for UFC 189, vowing that he would finish Conor McGregor in three minutes when they meet for the interim UFC featherweight title July 11. Mendes’ prediction during a media conference call Wednesday came in response to a McGregor boast this week that he would end the scheduled five-round fight in four minutes — the...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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