VIDEO: UFC drop Conor McGregor's full fight with Chad Mendes in UFC 196 build up 6 years ago

VIDEO: UFC drop Conor McGregor's full fight with Chad Mendes in UFC 196 build up

This is really worth another watch.

The UFC has given us the full fight coverage of Conor McGregor's interim featherweight title fight with Chad Mendes from UFC 189.

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Presumably to keep appetites in the run up to the Dubliner's historic title fight with Rafael Dos Anjos on March 5, the Mendes fight is here in full.

If you can remember that far back on the McGregor rollercoaster, Mendes took the fight at two weeks' notice after opponent Jose Aldo dropped out with a rib injury.

It wasn't exactly over in 13 seconds either as he repeatedly took McGregor to the ground with some powerful takedowns, inflicting some damage on the current featherweight champ's face with crushing elbows.

Despite a cut p*ssing blood into his eye, you can see The Notorious getting little verbal digs in on the 30-year-old a he looked more and more gassed.

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We all know how it ended - with that famous left hand, in the second round - just like McGregor predicted.

But just reliving each blow of this enthralling fight has got us even more buzzing for the main event against RDA at UFC 196.

https://youtu.be/P150hc90Aj0