Chad Mendes Expresses Desire to Fight Conor McGregor on 'Inside MMA'

Feb 24, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- LOS ANGELES – On AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA, series host Kenny Rice sat down with UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes tonight live from the Team Alpha Male headquarters in Sacramento, California. During the segment, Mendes discussed his desire to fight Conor McGregor in the future.

Said Mendes:

“There’s obviously one big name I would love to get in there and beat the crap out of and that’s Conrad McGillicutty [Conor McGregor]. This is a guy that has talked his way up to the top, he’s fighting for the title next and win or lose I’d love to get in there… Conrad, he’s got it comin’.”

Watch Mendes’ interview segment here:

Then, Faber discussed his upcoming bout with Frankie Edgar and the idea of facing teammate and UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Hear what Faber has to say in this video clip:

UFC fighter Phil Davis filled in for Rice as guest host alongside series host Bas Rutten tonight.

Earlier tonight on AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 20, Jorina Baars (37-0-3) defended her women’s welterweight title versus Chantal Ughi (39-19) winning by TKO at the end of the third round. Watch these highlights and more presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello:

Here are the official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 38:

Main event – Women’s Welterweight Title fight – Jorina Baars (37-0-3) defeated Chantal Ughi (39-19) via TKO at 3:00 in round three.

Co-main event – Welterweight fight – Jo Sittisak (66-12) defeated Chris Mauceri (7-2) via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).

Featherweight fight – John Nofer (6-1) defeats Jason Andrada (6-2) via TKO at 2:58 in round two.

Middleweight fight – Jo Nattawut (53-10-2) defeats Richard Abraham (6-2) via unanimous decision (49-44, 49-45, 48-45).

Super lightweight fight – Gaston Bolanos (3-0) defeated Caleb Archer (5-2) via KO (Elbow) at 1:05 in round three.

Super lightweight fight – Julio Pena (2-0) defeated Tom Evans (0-2) via KO (Punch) at 1:30 in round one.

Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 39, Legacy FC middleweight champion Leonardo Leite (5-0) puts his title and undefeated record on the line versus contender Larry Crowe (9-3). The event takes place on Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from the Houston Arena Theater in Houston.


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