Conor: “I’m gonna raise gold for Ireland!”
However in their post-staredown speeches both fighters were more reserved than before and more concentrated on the upcoming fight. Conor actually repeated what he had previously said on Mendes and called him “an overblown midget” (last time it was “a five foot six overblown bodybuilder”). What really drove the crowd crazy was his further statement, saying “tomorrow night I’m gonna cut him (Chad Mendes – Double-Knockout.Com) in half, I’m gonna raise gold for Ireland, for my country!”.
Mendes was briefer and, honestly, less impressive in his final speech. Accompanied by the crowd’s booing he said: “This is f…ing awesome, man. Look at this s..t! It’s time to take what’s mine, baby!” But even if Mendes had lost his trash talk battle (and, frankly, it’s hardly possible to beat Conor in his domain), he remains one of the premier fighters in the featherweight division.