Chad Mendes News

Oct 25, 2017 11:12 am

VIDEO | Chad Mendes Talks About His 2018 Return to the UFC

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Chad Mendes in the UFC. After suffering two back-to-back losses to Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar, he popped for GHRP-6 and was suspended for two years. GHRP-6 sounds like some sort of robot from Star Wars, but it’s actually a growth hormone peptide that ended up being inside...

Sep 14, 2016 7:42 am

Chad Mendes hunts and kills massive moose in Alaska, Rockhold goes spearfishing

Featherweight contender Chad Mendes bagged a massive moose while hunting in Alaska and took to social media to display his handiwork. ‘Money’ Mendes is documenting his Alaska moose hunt on his Youtube channel and seems to be keeping busy while serving out his suspension after his 2015 knockout loss to Frankie Edgar. “Ok guys the first...

Aug 29, 2016 7:27 am

VIDEO | Go Behind the Scenes of UFC 202 with Chad Mendes

by Mendes posted to his official YouTube channel Last month, UFC featherweight Chad Mendes tested positive for the banned substance growth hormone-releasing peptide 6 (GHRP-6), and was handed a two-year suspension by USADA as a result. Despite this unfortunate twist, however, the three-time featherweight title challenger remains deeply embedded in the MMA scene. Mendes recently...

Aug 13, 2016 5:16 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes from UFC 189 (replay)

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor suffered the first loss of his UFC career this past March in the headlining bout of UFC 196 when he was submitted in the second-round by Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout. In the above video, “Mystic Mac” captures the UFC interim featherweight champion by scoring a second-round TKO victory...

Jul 28, 2016 7:25 pm

Chad Mendes breaks his silence on banned substance use and two-year suspension

Chad Mendes was suspended for two years on July 20 following his positive test for the growth-hormone releasing peptide, GHRP-17. Mendes finally opened to KHTK Radio on Thursday about what exactly happened that has sidelined the former UFC featherweight title contender for a couple of years. “It was GHRP-6. Before all this stuff came out...

Jul 21, 2016 10:22 pm

New details emerge regarding Chad Mendes failed drug test

This week it was announced that top ranked UFC featherweight Chad Mendes had been suspended 2 years following a failed drug test back in May. While many were taken aback by Mendes’ failed drug test, a source close to the situation revealed to BloodyElbow that Mendes failed the drug test for GHRP-6, a substance which...

Jul 20, 2016 10:38 am

UFC #4 ranked featherweight Chad Mendes suspended for two years

UFC’s #4 ranked featherweight Chad Mendes will apparently be out of competition from fighting after being suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). On June 10, the UFC announced that Mendes was flagged for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on May 17, 2016. USADA announced on Wednesday that Mendes...

Jun 23, 2016 8:17 pm

Chad Mendes reportedly fails drug test for growth hormone releaser

Earlier this month, news broke that top ranked UFC featherweight Chad Mendes had been flagged for a USADA violation following a random out-of-competition drug test. Mendes was quick to own up to the mistake, saying “I didn’t do my homework and that was a big mistake. I own it and I’m going to pay for...

Jun 20, 2016 10:21 am

Chad Mendes reveals some information regarding his potential USADA violation

Former UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes was flagged recently for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation” by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC released a statement saying that they were notified of the potential violation by USADA after they collected an out-of-competition sample from Mendes. Mendes revealed some information on twitter saying, “I didn’t...

Jun 10, 2016 5:00 pm

Chad Mendes flagged for ‘potential Anti-Doping Policy violation’

The UFC released a statement on Friday that former UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes has been flagged by for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.” The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified the UFC of the potential violation after an out-of-competition drug test was performed on Mendes. The UFC statement read: “The UFC organization was...

Feb 11, 2016 10:45 am

Chad Mendes: ‘We don’t have to hate each other, we can all still be friends’

Veteran UFC featherweight Chad Mendes has been in the middle of the drama unfolding between Team Alpha Male star Urijah Faber and former teammates T.J. Dillashaw and Duane Ludwig. Mendes who is on good terms with both sides is sticking with Faber at Team Alpha Male but says that everything has been blown way out...