Maybe the craziest prediction of all
UFC 189 was supposed to be the biggest fight in featherweight history, Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo. When Aldo pulled out just days before the event, Chad Mendes stepped in.
That set-up maybe the craziest prediction of all. Dana White revealed days before the event, that McGregor tried to bet him and Lorenzo Fertitta $3-million that he would KO Mendes in the second round.
“You want to know how confident this kid is, I can’t believe I am going to say this, but he told Lorenzo and I the other day, ‘I will bet you $3-million I will knock him out in the second round.”
After a back and forth fight and with only three seconds left in the second round McGregor did just that. Rocking Mendes with a left hook and finishing him with some ground and pound to capture the interim featherweight title.
The confidence that is necessary to make that bet is crazy. Mystic Mac strikes again.