Chad Mendes becomes the latest fighter to fall victim to USADA

2-time UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes is the latest fighter to be busted by USADA. Here’s the full statement that was released by the UFC just moments ago: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC’s Chad Mendes Hit With Potential Doping Violation

Former UFC featherweight top contender Chad Mendes (pictured) was flagged Friday for potentially violating an out-of-competition drug test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the independent third-party company the UFC hired last July to drug test their entire roster throughout the year. “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes Has ‘No Regrets’ From UFC 189 Loss To Conor McGregor

The third time was almost the charm for Chad Mendes. Taking an interim featherweight title fight on two weeks’ notice against Conor McGregor in July, the Californian had everything going his way against the Irishman. He took McGregor down, he was raining down strikes, and blood was flowing, but it wasn’t his. In his third try at the UFC’s 145-pound crown, “Money” was about...
December 05, 2015  |  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

By Pat Bradley 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...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 63 Highlights: Mendes massacres Lamas

The “Prince” of the UFC featherweight division, Chad “Money” Mendes, reminded us why the smart “Money” is always on him. As long as he’s not facing Jose Aldo. Mendes improved his record to 17-2 (both losses came in title fights against Aldo) with a TKO victory over Ricardo Lamas in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63 yesterday afternoon. Mendes disposed of the Chicagoan...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes Ready for Another Shot at the Title After Flooring Ricardo Lamas

Chad Mendes v Ricardo Lamas – UFC Fight Night 63. (Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/ESPN) Two of the UFC’s best featherweight fighters in Chad Mendes (16-2, 7-2 UFC) and Ricardo Lamas (15-3, 6-1 UFC) faced off in the main event at UFC Fight Night on Saturday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Mendes, whose last fight resulted in his second loss to the featherweight division...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Results: Chad Mendes KOs Ricardo Lamas In First Round

The waiting begins. After scoring a stunning first-round knockout of number four-ranked featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, top-ranked Chad Mendes will now await the results of the upcoming Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar-Urijah Faber bouts to see what his future holds. But for tonight, there will be some celebrating going...
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 63: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas (Video Highlights)

Chad Mendes (pictured) entered UFC Fight Night 63 a 4.5-1 odds-on favorite to plaster Ricardo Lamas. While Mendes’ line was quite large, bettors would have been wise to put their money on “Money.” Mendes and Lamas were both looking to bounce back from losses to reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo. Mendes did so in emphatic fashion by dropping Lamas with essentially the first...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes TKO’s Ricardo Lamas In Opening Round At UFC Fight Night 63

Chad Mendes showed off his heavy hands at UFC Fight Night 63 as he stopped Ricardo Lamas by TKO in the opening round of the main event in Virginia. Round One: Both men clash kicks to start. Lamas misses with a front kick upstairs. Leg kick from Mendes and one from Lamas. Big uppercut from Lamas. He tries a front kick and then lands a leg kick. Kick upstairs blocked then a spinning...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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