Chad Mendes is a tough dude. We all know this, but in his 5-fight winning streak, he’s fought about the same level of competition that Conor McGregor has fought. I’m serious, too. I am not imprezzed by Chad Mendes. However, McGregor gets it. He’s playing the game the way the UFC wants them to play it in 2014, so can you blame him?
Still, Mendes doesn’t like it.
Mendes said this on the MMAHour, transcribed by BloodyElbow:
Bottom line, this guy is the biggest shit talker I have ever seen or heard in my entire life. Basically, what he’s doing is trying to get up in the top mix as quickly as he can because he hasn’t fought anybody. This guy he needs to fight someone in the top five and I guarantee he will get his ass kicked. I don’t see why he feels he needs to run his mouth, talking shit. It’s one thing to build the fight up, but to make it personal and talking shit about people, it’s not cool. This guy is just a shit talker who is trying to get to the top without doing the work. He needs to take his stupid-ass haircut, his goofy little suits and fight someone in the top five and prove himself before he doesn’t any of that.”