Article

Tempers Flare At UFC 189 Press Conference

Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes trade barbs in intense UFC 189 press conference
By Marc Raimondi, mmafighting.com
LAS VEGAS -- It might not have been World Tour-level shenanigans, but the UFC 189 press conference did not disappoint with regards to trash talk.

On the same dais for the first time, Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes exchanged verbal barbs Thursday at the KA Theatre in the MGM Grand. The two men will meet for the interim featherweight title Saturday here in the UFC189 main event and did a nice job hyping a fight that was only booked two weeks ago.

Mendes, whose only career losses have come against champion Jose Aldo (the man he's replacing) attacked McGregor's lack of experience against wrestlers and unproven grappling.

 

Media

Recent
Check out Conor McGregor's final fight before he joined the UFC at Cage Warriors 51 on December 31, 2012 for the lightweight belt. Just like in the UFC he became Cage Warriors first ever two-division champion.
Aug 19, 2017
Watch Ray Borg defeat Chris Kaledes from their bout in 2015. Borg takes on Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title at UFC 215.
Aug 18, 2017
Watch Demetrious Johnson defend his belt against Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186. Don't miss Johnson take on Ray Borg at UFC 215.
Aug 18, 2017
In advance of the most anticipated event of the summer, Floyd Mayweather hosts an International media conference call on Thursday, August 17 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
Aug 17, 2017