Conor McGregor gives succinct response to Chad Mendes' suspension for failed drug test 6 years ago

Conor McGregor gives succinct response to Chad Mendes' suspension for failed drug test

Conor McGregor is always a solid bet for a quality sound bite.

Never short of an opinion or gag, 'The Notorious' had very little to say about the news of former opponent Chad Mendes' two year suspension but he wasn't going to say nothing.

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On Wednesday the UFC's anti-doping partner USADA announced that Mendes received a two year sanction after failing an out-of-competition drugs test that took place in May.

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The Team Alpha Male featherweight tested positive for GHRP-6 (Growth Hormone-Releasing Hexapeptide) which is on USADA's banned substance list and it will be June 2018 before we see him in the Octagon again.

Mendes was coming off two defeats for the first time in his career after being knocked out by Frankie Edgar in December, five months after losing an interim title fight to McGregor.

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McGregor came from behind in the first round to finish Mendes in the second of UFC 189's main event and he's curious whether or not 'Money' was doing anything nefarious when they met last July.

“I wonder was he on that stuff when we fought," McGregor told his website TheMacLife.com.

"One thing I know for sure (though), you can’t put steroids on your chin."

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