UFC featherweight and current standby fighter for UFC 189, Chad Mendes, is busy training and getting his weight down, just in case Jose Aldo cant’ fight next month against Conor McGregor.
Mendes is confident in his match-up with McGregor and says that the Irishmen better pray that Aldo can go, or he’s in for a beating.
Here’s what he said on The MMA Hour:
“As soon as they gave me the call and told me to get ready, I basically shut out any possibility that Aldo was coming back. I’m treating this like I am fighting Conor for the title. I’m getting my weight down, I’m coming up with a game plan, going over it, fine-tuning cardio. I’m pretending like I’m getting in there and I’m fighting. That’s my mindset. I wake up every morning, I sit there and gameplan stuff when I’m laying in bed before I get out. Every single morning when I wake up. I’m excited. I think this is a great matchup for me. Conor is a tough guy, but, he is a guy that I know I can beat. He better pray that Aldo can get in there and fight because I am going to mess that dude up.”
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