Coach Javier Mendez Wants Islam Makhachev To Beat Conor McGregor Up Following ‘Drama’ With Staph Infection

Mendez would be very happy to see "Notorious" get beat by Islam inside the Octagon.

Javier Mendez Talks Islam Vs Conor
Javier Mendez Talks Islam Vs Conor - Image credit @thenotoriousmma @islam_makhachev Instagram
  • Coach Javier Mendez vouches for an Islam Makhachev vs. Conor McGregor fight following the staph infection “drama”
  • Islam has challenged “Notorious” to an ugly team vs. team street fight

Islam Makhachev’s coach Javier Mendez personally wants to see his pupil maul Conor McGregor inside the Octagon.

Conor created drama

In the now-deleted tweets, “Notorious” savagely accused Makhachev of having staph infection. Makhachev and Mendez later confirmed it but pointed out that it was never a big issue heading into UFC 302.

Discussing the issue again on Red Corner MMA, Mendez said it’s a good thing McGregor started a “drama” like that as it could open up an opportunity for a showdown with Makhachev. Admittedly, Mendez has been longing to watch Makhachev dismantle the Irishman someday and this could be the start.

“It’s kinda funny how little simple things people notice change things like Conor starts and goes on a rant, starting to create drama with Islam which is kind of good because Conor’s the kind of guy you want to root against or root for,” Mendez said. “Regardless, everybody wants to see him. Me, I want to see him get beat by Islam. So, for me, him doing what he’s doing is causing a lot of attention so there wouldn’t be nothing better for me and Khabib [Nurmagomedov] than to have Islam have a fight with him somewhere down the line.”

“[Conor] He brought that staph up, which is very observant on his part, to be honest with you,” he continued. “The only thing is that like he observed it way too late. It was like, at the time he mentioned it, it was already three weeks past.”

Islam wants a street brawl with Conor and his team

McGregor has long been an enemy of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team. Now that “Notorious” has been feuding with Makhachev as well, the reigning lightweight champ proposed to end all the back-and-forth by having a street fight. For Makhachev, there’s no better way to address his beef with McGregor than a team vs. team street brawl.

As it stands, McGregor is set to make his return at UFC 303 on June 29th. On the other hand, Makhachev has now defended his lightweight title three times following his submission win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 302.

Watch Mendez’s full interview below:

Published on June 3, 2024 at 12:56 pm
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