As everyone and their dog knows, featherweight champ Jose Aldo had to pull out of his bout with McGregor last week, after suffering a rib injury. Thankfully, the UFC had put Mendes on standby, and now the explosive fighter will face McGregor for the interim belt.
Not only is it a promising bout because it features two of the best 145’ers on earth, but because the two already had a rivalry in the works, as the Countdown show documents.
You can watch the segment below.
UFC 189 will go down on July 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada.