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UFC Quick Quote: Chad Mendes wants to see Conor McGregor go five rounds with Rafael dos Anjos

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

"These gloves are tiny and anything can happen at any time. You just never know. I mean, when you see a guy go five rounds with somebody you can see their full arsenal; you can see their gas tank; you can see their mental state in those championship rounds. Then you can really figure out who's tough and who's not. I'm curious to see it, too."

Few have seen the full slate of weapons possessed by current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, partly because he's only participated in one Octagon contest that's lasted longer than two rounds and former foe Chad Mendes is one pundit who would like to see what other tools "Notorious" can bring to the table.

Speaking on Chael Sonnen's "You're Welcome" podcast (via Bloody Elbow), "Money" proclaimed that anything can happen when a fighter dons the four-ounce gloves, as was the case when McGregor creamed the former with a crushing straight left at UFC 189 last July to take home the interim 145-pound strap.

The SBG Ireland product tallied a unanimous-decision victory over then highly touted prospect Max Holloway back in Aug. 2013 by utilizing a ton of wrestling. In fact, McGregor scored four takedowns on "Blessed" and six guard passes, according to FightMetric.

The question now will be whether he can defend the offensive arsenal of reigning lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos in a champion vs. champion superfight headliner at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016.

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