Conor McGregor's mouth has succeeded in generating his profile but also helping fasten a large target on his forehead.
Chad Mendes is supposed to be fighting Ricardo Lamas in May but McGregor looms large in his head.
Mendes stressed he was trying to be as nice as he could about McGregor in his comments today but it proved rather difficult for him.
'Tool' was apparently the most complimentary term he could summon up.
It’s going to feel so good to beat the crap out of Conor. Because the guy’s just a big tool. I’m trying to be nice here. I could definitely say a lot meaner things.
Mendes was defeated by Jose Aldo last October in Rio de Janeiro.