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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...
Via The Sports Post
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

UFC Fight Night 63 Highlights: Mendes massacres Lamas

The “Prince” of the UFC featherweight division, Chad 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 at the...
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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...
Via The Sports Journal
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

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...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Aldo/Mendes 2: A Division on the Brink

This Saturday at UFC 179, featherweight champion José Aldo will defend his title in a rematch against Chad Mendes. The two originally squared off at UFC 142 and the end result was a highlight reel knockout. Mendes had been pressuring Aldo against the cage. Aldo was using good takedown defense and eventually managed to circle out. As he did this, Mendes shot in but wasn’t expecting...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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