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UFC 189: Watch Chad Mendes’ Backstage Interview, Says he Has Teammates Who Hit Harder Than “Notorious”

Kelsey Mowatt

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes may have been stopped in the second round of his UFC 189 scrap with Conor McGregor, but he demonstrated once again, why he’s one of the planet’s best 145’ers.

“Money” was able to take McGregor down several times, and certainly appeared to be in control from the top, before going for a choke late in round two. At that point, McGregor escaped, poured on the strikes, and secured the interim featherweight belt.

After the memorable fight, Mendes spoke with the UFC’s Megan Olivi, and relayed that fatigue played a deciding role in the loss. Mendes also had some interesting things to say about the power of McGregor, by noting he has teammates at Team Alpha Male who hit harder….

You can watch the interview below.

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