BBC Sport - Conor McGregor ready for UFC world title fight against Chad Mendes
The Irishman taking UFC by storm
- From the section Sport
BBC Sport meets Ireland's Conor McGregor as he prepares for his Ultimate Fighting Championship world featherweight title fight against Chad Mendes in Las Vegas on Saturday.
A crowd of 10,000 - including a large Irish contingent - are expected to watch the bout at the MGM Grand hotel and the contest is expected to generate a gate of over $7m dollars which will be the largest in UFC's short history.
Mendes, 30, was a late replacement for Brazilian world champion Jose Aldo who pulled out of the contest two weeks ago because of injury.
In his relatively short UFC career, 26-year-old McGregor has stopped four of five opponents and has an unblemished 5-0 record.