Ricardo Lamas is preparing to face Chad Mendes on April 4th, but considering the video he released spoofing Conor McGregor, it’s not surprising to hear he continues to field questions about “Notorious.”
If you missed it in January, Lamas torched McGregor in a video titled “The Delirious Conrad McGillicutty”. The polarizing vid quickly buzzed the MMA world, and according to Lamas, he believes it angered McGregor as well.
“I think it definitely bothered him,” said Lamas. “And that was kind of the point. He’s always one that talks trash about other people and he doesn’t like it too much when the tables are turned, so it was good to give him a dose of his own medicine.”
As Lamas alluded to, McGregor has made countless headlines since he arrived in the UFC, by taking verbal shots at some of the promotion’s top featherweights. After the video was released, McGregor said it was “It was the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life”, and proceeded to claim Lamas was a “big fat mess.”
Lamas and Mendes have been two of the most vocal critics of McGregor in recent months, and both men have repeatedly argued that he needs to face a top tier wrestler. When asked if he thinks McGregor has a chance to dethrone Aldo on July 11th, Lamas reportedly stated:
“I think anybody has a chance against anyone in this sport,” he said. “That’s what makes this sport so great, and TJ Dillashaw was a prime example of that. I think everybody counted him out against Barao and he went in there and he put on a clinic, and I would never count anybody out of a fight.”
Fair enough. Especially when you consider the punching power of McGregor.
Aldo-McGregor will headline UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Lamas-Mendes will headline UFC FN 63. That card will go down in Fairfax, Virginia.