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Urijah Faber: Chad Mendes had no preparation before fighting Conor McGregor

For the better part of 10 minutes, Chad Mendes got the better of Conor McGregor in their main event matchup at UFC 189, but ultimately his night still ended when the Irishman got back to his feet and landed a fight ending knockout at 4:57 in round 2. Mendes took the fight on just two weeks notice after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced to withdraw due to injury. It was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: Conor McGregor owes me a rematch

After losing a short-notice interim featherweight title bout in Las Vegas at UFC 189 to Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes has been relatively quiet considering how dominant he was in the bout before McGregor turned it around in the final moments of the second round. McGregor scored well on the feet with strikes but Mendes dominated nearly every second of the fight with wrestling and ground...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chad Mendes talks Edgar, McGregor ahead of TUF 22 Finale

It’s been a couple days now since the UFC announced featherweights Frankie Edgar (19-4-1) and Chad Mendes (17-3) as the 5-round headliner for the season finale of TUF 22. As first reported by Lancenet (by way of MMAJunkie) the fight will take place on December 11th in Las Vegas, one night before fellow featherweights Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor unify the titles in the same city...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Vs Chad Mendes To Headline TUF 22 Finale In December

There’d been hints in the last week that the UFC might be lining up a big fight to front the TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas on December 11th and that’s proven to be true with two featherweight top contenders Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes now installed as the shows headliner. The TUF 22 Finale event comes just one day before the enormous featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: Team Alpha Male put Duane Ludwig on the map

Team Alpha Male is once again on the search for another head coach after Martin Kampmann announced that he will be leaving the Sacramento-based team for personal reasons, by the end of 2015. The retired Dane fighter was preceded by fellow former UFC fighter Duane Ludwig. It was under Ludwig's tutelage that Team Alpha Male earned their first UFC championship, in the form of TJ Dillashaw...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Evidence Suggesting McGregor vs. Mendes Was Not Fixed

​ Before UFC 189, I warned fans that the interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes could be fixed. I wrote that should the fight go to a decision, we could expect a controversy with McGregor getting an undeserved win. Instead, the bout ended in an emphatic knockout. The Irishman took out his opponent with a searing left cross followed up...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Chad Mendes deserves another shot at Conor McGregor

For a few minutes, Chad Mendes shocked the world. Mendes, a last-minute replacement for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, more than held his own against Conor McGregor at UFC 189, before ultimately giving way to a technical knock out and losing the interim featherweight belt in the second round. McGregor, the current face of UFC, came out firing. The moment the fight began...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor beats Chad Mendes to win title

UFC 189 is in the books and it will go down as one of the greatest events of all-time. The highly anticipated main event bout featuring Irish sensation Conor McGregor delivered, with McGregor upending top-ranked challenger Chad Mendes via second-round TKO. Many people wanted to know whether McGregor would be able to handle a wrestler of Mendes’ caliber and he proved the doubters...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Chad Mendes Embracing Chance To Go After Conor McGregor

Some may look at a late notice championship fight as a disaster waiting to happen for the one who takes that opportunity. But if anyone is ready to challenge for the interim UFC featherweight title on a little over a week’s notice, it’s Chad Mendes. Mendes has had two cracks at Jose Aldo’s belt, coming up short both times, but after each defeat, he found a way to elevate his...
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: People Want Me To Crush Conor McGregor’s Face In UFC 189

Chad Mendes wasted no time ratcheting up the pre-fight rhetoric for UFC 189, vowing that he would finish Conor McGregor in three minutes when they meet for the interim UFC featherweight title July 11. Mendes’ prediction during a media conference call Wednesday came in response to a McGregor boast this week that he would end the scheduled five-round fight in four minutes — the...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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