Chad Mendes Broke Thumb In Conor McGregor Fight - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   /
  • Chad Mendes Broke Thumb In Conor McGregor Fight
Chad Mendes Broke Thumb In Conor McGregor Fight Full view

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes Broke Thumb In Conor McGregor Fight

Saturday’s UFC 189 was nothing short of extraordinary. From top to bottom, it was one of the best fight cards that uSports has ever seen. And everything was capped off with the Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor interim featherweight title fight.

Chad Mendes Broke Thumb

After dominating majority of the match by keeping McGregor on his back, Mendes was knocked out in the closing seconds of the second round. Until those final moments, plenty believed that McGregor would ultimately lose, with Money teeing off on his face while Notorious was stuck on the ground.

Both clearly sustained damage from the fight, with McGregor receiving a 45-day medical suspension for the cut over his eye. However, it was Mendes that suffered the big injury, as his right thumb was broken in the first-round of the fight, according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.

And depending on whether he needs surgery or not, this could lead to a lengthy 180-day medical suspension, according to MMA Junkie. And this is on top of the initial 21-day sentence, which was handed down to him following the fight.

As for questions about whether Mendes fought hurt — McGregor allegedly had a knee injury prior to UFC 189’s main event — he told Sherdog, “Sometimes your mind’s willing but your body’s not. And that’s basically what happened tonight. There’s not a whole lot I can say about it other than Conor was the better man tonight.”

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Anthony Falco

Latest News

MLB Won’t Identify Players Who Test Positive For COVID-19

MLB Won’t Identify Players Who Test Positive For COVID-19

With the 2020 Major League Baseball season set to start in late-July, one of the biggest things has been COVID-19…

Padres Make First MLB Trade In Three Months Acquiring Jorge Mateo From Oakland

Padres Make First MLB Trade In Three Months Acquiring Jorge Mateo From Oakland

It seems that things are slowly starting to return to normal in the world of Major League Baseball, as for…

NHL Expected To Pay Out $300 Million In Signing Bonuses As Scheduled

NHL Expected To Pay Out $300 Million In Signing Bonuses As Scheduled

On Wednesday, numerous NHL players who are due signing bonuses on July 1, will receive those bonuses. That means that…

Detroit Tigers Sign #1 Overall Pick Torkelson For Record $8.4 Million

Detroit Tigers Sign #1 Overall Pick Torkelson For Record $8.4 Million

With the first pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers selected Spencer Torkelson with the first overall pick…

Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones Hints At Possibility Of Him Not Playing With Team In 2020

Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones Hints At Possibility Of Him Not Playing With Team In 2020

After being franchise-tagged by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason, defensive end Chris Jones has since hinted that he…

Family Of Dodgers’ Andrew Toles Wants ‘To Bring Him Home’ Following Arrest [Mugshot]

Family Of Dodgers’ Andrew Toles Wants ‘To Bring Him Home’ Following Arrest [Mugshot]

After being arrested outside of the Florida airport and finding “relief” in his mugshot being released, the family of Los…

WATCH: Arizona Cardinals Jermiah Braswell Arrested After Driving Into Lake Erie Intoxicated, Released By Team

WATCH: Arizona Cardinals Jermiah Braswell Arrested After Driving Into Lake Erie Intoxicated, Released By Team

The Arizona Cardinals announced on Monday that they would be releasing rookie wide receiver Jermiah Braswell. Braswell was arrested for…

NBA & NBPA To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Court During Season Restart

NBA & NBPA To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Court During Season Restart

When it was announced that the NBA would be resuming its season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, one…

Novak Djokovic & Wife Jelena Djokovic Test Negative For COVID-19 After Battling Virus

Novak Djokovic & Wife Jelena Djokovic Test Negative For COVID-19 After Battling Virus

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena Djokovic, got some good news Thursday as both announced that they have…

NFL To Cut 2 Weeks Of Preseason – Could Cut It All

NFL To Cut 2 Weeks Of Preseason – Could Cut It All

The NFL is beginning to take precaution as the 2020 season looms. It was announced Wednesday that week 1 and…

University Of Arizona Halts Athletes Returning To Campus For Workouts Amid Spike In COVID-19 Positive Cases

University Of Arizona Halts Athletes Returning To Campus For Workouts Amid Spike In COVID-19 Positive Cases

As coronavirus cases surge in various states across the United States in recent weeks, some universities in those states have…

NWSL Soccer Players Take A Knee During National Anthem In Support Of The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

NWSL Soccer Players Take A Knee During National Anthem In Support Of The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

During the national anthem before the second game of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup on Saturday between…