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UFC 189: Conor McGregor says 'white belt' Chad Mendes is a 'B-level fighter' who easily gasses

And it's all due to Chad's disproportionate body, according to the Irishman.

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If you thought Conor McGregor spent all his verbal fire on Jose Aldo, you're highly mistaken.

Now that he won't be facing the featherweight champion at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015 (see why here), Conor is shifting his focus to last-minute replacement Chad Mendes.

And without skipping a beat, "Notorious" gave "Money" a taste of what he can expect, verbally, in the days leading up to their interim title fight in "Sin City" during a recent media conference call (video replay).

"I think Chad is the substitute. He's the B level. I think he's a wrestler with an overhand that gasses. I think his body weight to his size to his height, his body is in disproportion. I think that hampers him as a fighter and I think that's why he gasses. That's why when I am pressing him up and on these exchanges and these scrambles, his belly is going to be aching and his body is going to be screaming and I'm still going to be there in his face. I'll be cracking him with everything I have: the heel, the elbow, the fist, every shot in the book that I have. And that will be that. Eventually, he will give like they all do."

While that's all fine and dandy, Mendes offered up a rebuttal, asking Conor how he intends to implement that game plan, since he's going to be spending a lot of time on his back.

It didn't take long for "Notorious" to respond in the only way he knows how.

"What are you going to do? You can't even pass guard. You're a white belt on the mat. What, you're going to get me down and hold me down? I'll butcher you from the bottom. I'll get back up and I'll butcher you on the feet. I'm going to kick you straight in the throat."

The usually cool, calm, and collected Mendes didn't sit idly by, either, as "Money" promised to do all of the world's fight fans a huge favor by shutting Conor up, once and for all, by "messing him up" in a bad way.

We're only a few days away, folks, lets just hope no other setbacks ruin this title fight.

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