Conor McGregor Blasts Chad Mendes’ New Friendship With Jose Aldo: “It’s Coward Sh*t”


Conor McGregor (17-2) is scheduled to fight Chad Mendes (17-2) for the interim UFC featherweight championship bout at UFC 189, but McGregor believes that Mendes is crumbling just days before their fight on Saturday night.

McGregor’s beliefs come after Mendes posted a tweet to Aldo earlier this week in Aldo’s native tongue that translates to the following:

Jose Aldo, when we compete, we compete. You will always have my respect. @thenotoriousmma doesn’t respect nothing. Will I have the support of your fans at UFC 189?”

McGregor commented on the matter during Wednesday’s UFC 189 open workouts.

“I think [Mendes] is crumbling already, to be honest,” McGregor said Wednesday. “I just, I see forced. I see a forced persona or something. He’s just different. And then the little back and forth tweets with Jose, and he’s talking in [Portuguese]. ‘Can I have your fan support, please,’ and all this bull. What is that? That’s women s–t. That’s not even, that’s disrespectful to women. I don’t know what that is. That’s coward s–t, is what that is.”

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McGregor made it clear that unlike Mendes and Aldo, he’s not here for respect. He is for the championship.

“Everyone’s trying to be friends,” McGregor said. “I don’t have friends in this business. I don’t have friends in the game. I am not friends with my competitors. I am ruthless in here, and I’m looking to take every single one of them out. So they need to bunch up.”

“I don’t give a s–t about respect. I’m here on my own journey. As long as my team respects me, as long as the people in my circle have respect for me and what I’m doing, that’s all I focus on.”

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The once challenger for Jose Aldo’s featherweight title went back to the topic of Aldo pulling out of the event with a rib injury that forced the UFC to change the main event of UFC 189 to an interim featherweight bout.

McGregor does not believe that Aldo should sit back and talk trash with Mendes like their buddies.

“It’s the rightful thing to do. He didn’t show up. Where’s the pride? Where’s the fighter in him?” McGregor said. “And then I see him sitting back, and him and Chad are tweeting back and forth, little buddies and this bulls–t.”

“When a man is close to death, they try and buddy up together. They know it’s over for them, so let them be little pally-pals all of a sudden now. But he pulled out of a contest, with all of the talk, all of the build-up, and not one mention of the fans who flew over. Not one mention of nothing. So we are different people, me and him. And if he grows a set of balls, he’ll get it as well. His time will come.”

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UFC 189 takes place on July 11, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event will be shown on pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.