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Chad Mendes is still losing sleep about McGregor defeat at UFC 189

The former number one contender insists he’d win a rematch.

Chad Mendes wants another shot at Conor McGregor.
Chad Mendes wants another shot at Conor McGregor.
Image: John Locher/AP/Press Association Images

THE UFC’S FORMER number one featherweight contender has admitted to losing sleep over his loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

However, Chad Mendes also told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that he’s only been able to watch his second round defeat once since the July bout.

“It’s definitely going to take some time. It’s something I still think about. Sometimes laying in bed, I’m still thinking about it. It’s going to take some time to get over it.”

“I’ve actually only watched it one time, and it hurt to watch.”

Mendes, who has only three defeats in his UFC career, also explained how things would be different if he were to have a rematch with McGregor.

In the first fight, the American dominated the opening exchanges before paying the price for attempting a submission late in the second round.

“That’s part of the game. You get in there, you win, sometimes you lose.

“This is something that still hurts me a bit, but I truly believe in my mind that there’s going to be a time very soon that me and Conor meet up again, I’ll have a full training camp and I will beat that guy.

“It sucks, that’s the hardest part, because I know I can beat this guy.”

Source: MMAFightingonSBN/YouTube

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