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'I can rest my balls on your forehead': Transcript of Conor McGregor's TV trash talk with Mendes

BT Sport’s Beyond the Octagon was a must-see tonight.

Source: BT Sport/YouTube

THE NOTORIOUS CONOR McGregor brought his trash-talking A game to BT Sport for a war of words with Chad Mendes.

Ireland’s UFC star flies out to Brazil tomorrow where he will have a front-row seat for Mendes’ rematch against featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 179.

McGregor was a studio guest on Beyond the Octagon this evening while Mendes appeared via video link — and when the two finally got to speak, it all kicked off.

Here’s the transcript:

Mendes: Here’s my outlook on Conor. First off, Conor, how tall are you buddy?

McGregor: Five foot nine.

Mendes: Alright, I’m 5’6.

McGregor: You’re 5’4 at least. [Audience laughs] Five foot four at least. You should stand up coz we can barely see you on the screen. [Audience laughs]

Mendes: Alright, the way I look at Conor, when I look at Conor, Conor’s a big talker. Conor’s brought so much attention to this division, so much attention to the UFC recently, he’s talked his way all the way up to the top. When I look at Conor I see dollar signs in my bank account. I match up horrible with Conor. Conor, do you know what wrestling is?

McGregor: I can rest my balls on your forehead! [Audience laughs, applauds]

Mendes: When I look at this guy I see dollar signs in my bank account. This is a bad matchup for him. If he ever wants to do this, I’d be down. Let’s make those big bucks.

McGregor: Personally I wish you all the best. I don’t think it’s going to be any different from the previous contest but don’t worry, I will take that belt from Jose and I will come back hunting for your little midget head. [Audience laughs, applauds]

Mendes: Hopefully you bring your lucky charms and you sit in the third row and watch this excellence go down because this going to be a perfect execution –

McGregor: I’m sitting in the front row. I’m not even in the fighters’ hotel, I’m in the Fertitta hotel, yeah? In the suite, on the Copacabana. So you enjoy your time in the fighter hotel. I’m in the front row, baby.

Mendes: You keep running your mouth and talking. We’re gonna settle this in the Octagon whether it’s for a title or not. I’m gonna beat your ass.

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