Chad Mendes had vowed to be the man who finally would shut up Conor McGregor. And for much of two rounds, it looked like he just might do it in stunning fashion. Mendes, a two-time All-American wrestler in college, repeatedly had put the brash Irishman flat on his back with vicious takedowns. He was in complete control, bloodying McGregor’s face as he searched for leverage to sink a finishing submission chokehold. The interim 145-pound featherweight title was within the grasp of an underdog who was given little chance after accepting this fight as a replacement opponent for McGregor on ... Read the Full Article Here

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