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UFC 189 Rumors: Conor McGregor To Prepare For Chad Mendes With 'As Much Sex As Possible'? [VIDEO]

Raimundo Ortiz
By Raimundo Ortiz @AroundtheMundo
on Jul 03, 2015 12:21 PM EDT
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UFC featherweight contender Conor "The Notorious" McGregor is rarely short on words, and his recent appearance on Conan was no exception. McGregor is always prepared in the ring, and he told late night host Conan O'Brien about his unusual methods of preparation.

McGregor told Conan that he has "as much sex as possible" before big fights, and so far it's worked. McGregor is 5-0 in his time with the UFC, which began in 2013. McGregor has won four of his five UFC bouts by knockout. He railed against superstitions in fighting, calling them a form of weakness.

When asked by Conan about the adage of not having sex before a fight, McGregor laughed and said that is "definitely a superstition I abide by."

McGregor also offered some thoughts on how he predicts his fight at UFC 189 for the interim featherweight title will pan out. McGregor was originally slated to fight the champion Jose Aldo, but Aldo had to pull out after suffering a rib injury during training.

McGregor talks superstitions, sex before fights

Aldo was cleared by doctors to fight, but pulled out anyway. McGregor sighed and said "The man is running scared. I can not force a man to step in the octagon with me, but I can't hold a grudge against him. I wouldn't want to face me either," McGregor said.

Turning his attention to Mendes, McGregor expressed confidence. After watching a clip of Mendes talking trash, McGregor said "Every time I face one of these individuals, they break. He will be no different."

McGregor's full comments on Aldo, Mendes, and Mayweather

Whenever MMA fights receive big mainstream attention, comparisons to boxing are inevitable. McGregor was asked about how he would fare in a fight against boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., the richest athlete in the world who made upward of $200 million to face Manny Pacquiao in May.

"If you're asking me if I'd like to fight Floyd, who wouldn't want to dance around the ring for $180 million? I certainly know he wouldn't want to step into my world of pure unarmed combat where there is no limitations. But I would certainly step into his world and box him if the opportunity arose.

"If we were to get it on, I would most certainly dismantle him also."

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