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'It's going to feel so good to beat the crap out of Conor' says UFC rival Mendes

Mendes and Ricardo Lamas can’t seem to get McGregor off their minds.

UFC FEATHERWEIGHT CONTENDERS Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will square off in April, but their obsession with a certain Irishman remains alive and well.

When the pair were guests on a US radio show this week, the conversation inevitably turned to Conor McGregor. Not for the first time, Mendes and Lamas were less than complimentary.

Lamas referenced this terrible McGregor parody video he put together recently, and did so using an Irish accent that definitely needs a bit of work.

UFC 178 Mixed Martial Arts Conor McGregor Source: John Locher

Mendes said: “It’s going to feel so good to beat the crap out of Conor. Because the guy’s just a big tool. I’m trying to be nice here. I could definitely say a lot meaner things.”

Mendes is assuming he’ll get the opportunity to ‘beat the crap’ out of the Dubliner, but McGregor is already booked to face defending champion Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title in Las Vegas on 11 July.

Should McGregor emerge victorious, Mendes might not get the chance he claims to want so badly, having fallen short in two previous UFC title bouts.

A cynical person might suggest that Mendes and Lamas are a little jealous about being overtaken by a fighter who had yet to win a Cage Warriors bout when they were making their UFC debuts back in 2011.

The pair then discussed their upcoming bout — scheduled for 4 April in Fairfax, Virginia — and basically proceeded to talk about how great they are.

You’re the best. No, YOU’RE the best. Mendes and Lamas have got McGregor on the brain, but they clearly haven’t been paying attention to his lessons on how to sell a fight.

You can check out the video below. The McGregor part of the interview begins at 5:44. The Mendes/Lamas love-in follows immediately afterwards.

Source: 1067TheFan/YouTube

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