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Conor McGregor Believes Only One Fighter Put A 'Scratch' On Him In Entire Career, Breaks Down Exactly Why

Daniel Marland

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Conor McGregor Believes Only One Fighter Put A 'Scratch' On Him In Entire Career, Breaks Down Exactly Why

Conor McGregor believes only one fighter has managed to lay a 'scratch' on him during his entire UFC career.


The 33-year-old has been beaten four times in nine years, but only one of those defeats has been via knockout.

McGregor puts great emphasis on striking in the octagon and says Chad Mendes is the only one to draw blood from him.

In a Twitter argument with fellow former two-division champ Henry Cejudo, 'Notorious' said in a now-deleted response: "Them elbows are no joke. Nor the upkicks.

"Everyone's ground and pound is p***. Not a scratch has there ever been on me.

"[Chad] Mendes only one. Fair play all the same; bare-knuckle Chad."

McGregor took on Mendes at UFC 189 all the way back in 2015, when he was a featherweight.

He was originally set to face Jose Aldo for the title, but Mendes was drafted in at the eleventh hour for an interim title bout.

It was in the first round Mendes had joy, and an elbow to the face managed to bust McGregor open.

The Irishman would pick up a second round victory via TKO.

Mendes is interestingly now a bare knuckle fighter and competes in the Bareknuckle Fighting Championship.

McGregor's four defeats have come to Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Prior to the second fight with Poirier, which was stopped after McGregor broke his leg, he claimed the first clash with Poirier in January 2021 was his only real loss in the promotion.

"My record in mixed martial arts competition is 19 wins and one loss," he told Stephen A. Smith of ESPN.

"I only count knockouts. I only count knockouts. Dustin's record is 13 wins, two losses. The only thing that's final in this business is a knockout. All the other things - the decisions, the taps - all that sh*t means nothing to me."

McGregor is still recovering from the broken leg and is expected to make a return sometime this summer.

Who the former 'Champ-champ' will face is currently unknown, but he won't be without potential opponents.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & ESPN

Topics: Conor McGregor, UFC

Daniel Marland
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