Conor McGregor’s Breakdown of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2: “I’ll Kill Both of Them”

August 6, 2014

conor-mcgregorFew have risen to the top of the mixed martial arts world faster than UFC featherweight Conor McGregor. Upon his arrival in the UFC in April 2013, the 26-year-old Irishman called out the entire division and let it be known that he’s eyeing the 145-pound belt.

Current featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo is scheduled to put his title on the line in a rematch with Team Alpha Male-trained Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Oct. 25. McGregor will be watching closely, but doesn’t give a damn which one wins.

“There are many factors to it,” said McGregor during the UFC 178 Media Day promoting his upcoming fight against Dustin Poirier.

He predicts a first-round knockout win over Poirier and is more than willing to step in if Aldo or Mendes get injured and have to pull out of their fight.

“I put him (Poirier) away in the first round and there’s still six weeks until the title fight. Someone could slip on a banana peel,” said McGregor. “Chad Mendes could slip on a banana peel. And, hey, let’s bring in that hansom Irish guy who keeps ripping people’s heads off, that will sell more pay-per-views than both Chad and Jose.”

As far as the rematch between Aldo and Mendes, McGregor thinks it could be challenger’s time.

“I think Aldo is on his way out to be honest with you. He’s complaining about the money. I don’t think he wants it anymore. He’s fed up with it. He obviously has injuries back-and-forth. I know that can be deteriorating on the mind,” said the featherweight rising star.

“But in the first fight, Chad got embarrassed. He got beaten everywhere,” added McGregor. “His takedowns got stopped and he was getting mauled on his feet. And then he got KO’d in the first round. You can’t look past that.”

McGregor feels the stars may be aligned for Mendes to avenge his previous loss to Aldo, but is confident he’d beat either of the two.

“If Chad ever had a chance it would probably be now. He has the momentum with T.J. Dillashaw winning the fight with Renan Barao, Aldo coming off an injury. It’s his best chance, but we’ll see,” he said. “Ultimately, I don’t really give a (expletive). I’ll kill both of them.”

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  • BarrysHypocrisy

    Big talk from somebody who hasn’t fought anybody yet (and at this point, it’s nothing but talk). Beating up the cans the UFC has been feeding him will be far different than beating somebody who is ranked in the top 10.

    Even if he does manage to beat Poirer, he still doesn’t deserve a title shot yet.

    • b-soc

      Agreed. But, Dana loves the consummate mouthpiece (Diaz, Sonnen, etc), and Dana’s decisions when it comes to these sorts of things are as far from objective as it gets.

    • Lucas Freire

      I don’t know if in other languages there is any proverb like this one but in my language we use to say that “the baby that doesn’t cry doesn’t get fed”

      As long as he backs it up he has indeed to sell his name. Otherwise he’d become another Ricardo Lamas, took longer to get the shot than most guys, no one cared when he got it and now there’s nothing to say about him.

    • Matt Riddle

      Holloway,Brimage and Brandao are not cans they are actually all pretty decent featherweights.

  • brad king

    Can anyone stop this guy? Now that he is moving up to the top ten, things could be different in terms of danger and damage.

  • Jason Priest

    Haha, beat someone in the top ten first. Idiot.

  • Bendo’s Abs

    His mouth is writing a check his butt can’t cash

    • SAVAGE1

      I guess that is what we will have to wait and see.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Some of the crap he is spewing reminds me of Tyson. After you take their heads clean off, are you going to eat their babies?

  • Mark McDowall

    He’s had a couple impressive wins over low grade competition…if he continues to do that against top 10 ranked guys, then great. But talk is all it is right now…he needs to get in there with guys that actually mean something in the division…then he can talk.

    • Matt Riddle

      Holloway is pretty good fighter McGregor dominated him with a torn ACL,toyed with an ultimate fighter winner,and knocked out a dangerous Brimage in hardly any time I mean not too shabby so far.

  • SBG

    We are not here to take part We are here to take over

  • serge

    Its amazing people that talk that never been in a fight or training at all

    • TheCerealKiller

      It’s amazing the people that talk about people talking that don’t know anything about the people talking.

  • What?!!!

    I swear i never want anyone to lose this badly than this idiot McGregor, His crappy style of fighting will get neutralize by a wrestler or a better striker.. This guy is nothing but flashy.

    • Matt Riddle

      Crappy fighting style? yeah thats why he has only been defeated once and has dispatched all off his opponents in the UFC easily including Holloway(who is a killer).