Countdown To UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

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After months of endless hype, trash talk, press conferences, and finally a rib injury that ultimately resulted in former title contender Chad Mendes replacing Jose Aldo for the interim strap, next Saturday night’s (July 11, 2015) UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) event is nearly upon us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It may not be for the undisputed title, and many have called the interim belt simply a placeholder’s spot for the next shot at Aldo, but it’s clear that Mendes and McGregor don’t like each other one bit after a British TV spot that heard ‘Notorious’ say that he would ‘rest his balls’ on Mendes’ forehead.

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It promises to be an action-packed affair between two of the featherweight elite that could end up being the stacked UFC 189’s ‘Fight of the Night.’ Watch the official Countdown to UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor above.