It seems like Irish superstar and interim featherweight champ Conor McGregor hasn’t got a lot of friends over in Sacramento, home of ‘Team Alpha Male.’
First of all McGregor beat their boy Chad Mendes to capture interim gold in the main event of UFC 189 recently. Then there was that impromptu run-in with Team Alpha Male head honcho Urijah Faber himself backstage at the weigh-ins for UFC 189 only for it to be revealed a few days later that the two would coach opposite one another for the new season of TUF.
Now the team’s golden boy T.J. Dillashaw has revealed to Submission Radio that he wants a part of ‘The Notorious’ as soon as possible and revealed his thoughts on the Mendes fight.
“I think Mendes showed the holes in his game, and I think people will take advantage of it. I think Chad Mendes beats him, I think Frankie Edgar beats him. You know, I don’t know if he’s going to beat Aldo after watching that.”
He also offered a reason as to how McGregor won that fight and based it all on Mendes’ lack of time to prepare for a contest of such magnitude.
“[Mendes] got 10 days to train for a guy that’s been training for three months for a title fight, you know, and Chad always had to work really hard to get in peak conditioning shape anyways because of the way he’s built. You know, he’s a very strong, muscle-bound guy, and he’s gotta work really hard on getting that cardio up for his fights. And anybody on 10 days notice and that much pressure and that much adrenalin going into the fight, I mean for one, he had an adrenaline dump, and two, he was out of shape. So it was hard to even think that Chad would have enough cardio to last five rounds. I know he has the skills to do it, and he showed that in the fight. He was dominating the two rounds until the very end of the second round, and I still feel like it got stopped a little early.”
Dillashaw also doesn’t believe McGregor will hold the interim belt for too long and would like to fight him right now if given the chance.
“I don’t think he’s gonna last that long. I would like to do it now if I could, because I don’t think he’s going to last and be champion forever.
You can listen to the full interview below;