It may not be the fight the UFC spent a lot of money promoting, but it certainly isn’t a bad backup plan: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC interim featherweight title. “I was just impressed how when he did get back to his feet, he was composed”.

On this occasion the needle doesn’t appear to have moved despite the massive amount of hype surrounding the event in general, largely due to Conor McGregor’s presence, and a solid preliminary card that was headlined by Matt Brown Vs Tim Means. So, there is no more question. you are fit to fight and you’re not going to fight.

Kavanagh said: “”When I spoke to Conor and I saw this absolutely unshakeable confidence, I knew it was the right decision””. “That’s the mistake I made, and Conor was able to stand in front of me and tee off. More than anything, he’s accurate”.

Speaking on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Kavanagh revealed that his fighter had not completed a full round of live wrestling throughout his entire training camp. We weren’t able to train at full pace.

“So we’re 100% confident that it’s ideal now”.

“On Sunday night we all went out”.

Many people were surprised with the manner in which McGregor carried himself following the fight, putting his trash-talking personality to one side and showing the greatest of respect to his opponent. “His timing a little bit on the sprawl and dealing with the shot was not quite there”.

McGregor was originally set to face Aldo in the recently concluded UFC 189 headline fight last July 11, 2015 but had to face replacement challenger Chad Mendes (17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) instead.

It’s hard to say why that might be, though in general the prelims were very lackluster up until the Matt Brown fight, which as it happens actually turned out to be a really good scrap and proved to be a taste of things to come for what ended up being an unbelievable PPV event that will go down as one of the best shows in the history of the UFC. If Mir gets this fight to the clinch, he’ll likely wear Duffee down.