Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/13/12
Many people think Chad Mendes (Pictured) looks a lot like Urijah Faber. Shoot, featherweight champion Jose Aldo believes they’re practically the same fighter. However, when the lights come on this Saturday at UFC 142, “Money” promises to step into the spotlight and prove to the world that he’s nothing like his longtime friend and tutor. “Urijah is my mentor and he’s played a key role in helping me develop a strategy for this fight,” Mendes expressed. “He knows where Jose is strong and where he’s not, but Urijah’s style and my style are completely different. “[Faber] shoots a lot of single legs and has incredible speed. For me, I have an explosive style of wrestling that knocks guys off their feet. I don’t think Jose has fought anyone like me.” Faber was the Jose Aldo of the 145-pound division long before there ever was a JOSE ALDO. “Scarface” captured the crown from Mike Brown, the man who upset Faber for his title, and then did THIS to Faber several months later to solidify hi
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