Chad ‘Money’ Mendes said it himself “Conor has brought so much attention to this division,”
and he’s right, but that was just the start. Last Summer we were all still waiting for Aldo/McGregor to happen but Aldo kept backing out due to injuries, and probably for good reason. So, Mendes stepped up and we could move onto the following fight.
To this day, this is longest it took for Conor to finish any featherweight fighter:
However, now that we know Mendes was on growth hormones (suspended for two years), perhaps it’s possible he wouldn’t have lasted quite as long without them. Enjoy some trash talk between the two, something McGregor fights are never short on.