Aug 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Conor McGregor poses during the weigh-in for his UFC fight at TD Garden tomorrow night. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor blasts Chad Mendes for being an 'idiot'


UFC featherweight Conor McGregor is set to fight in his home country of Ireland this weekend, so there are plenty of cameras and microphones finding their way in front of the outspoken Irish star.

That allows McGregor to do what he does best and he has already delivered some incredible sound bites.

McGregor’s latest comments focus on UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, who were supposed to face off for the title at the now canceled UFC 176 event.

The two men have gone back and forth with PED accusations and Mendes saying that Aldo is scared, but McGregor has now shared his thoughts on the situation.

“I don’t believe that Aldo is running away, he defeated this guy before. Chad is an idiot to think that,” McGregor said, via Tatame.com.br. “But, to be honest, I don’t care about what happen between them. Their time is coming to an end and my time is beginning.

“Nothing of what they do impresses me. They don’t move like I move, don’t fight like I fight. At long last, I’m not impressed. The UFC says that I’m the number 13 in the ranking, but it’s from a typing mistake, I’m the number 1.”

McGregor  first needs to focus on getting past Diego Brandao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46.

If he can do that, then we could see McGregor in the mix for a title shot at 145-pounds.

Eventually, he may get to step into the cage against Aldo and Mendes and prove that he is as good as he believes.

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