Archive: Chad Mendes

Oct 13, 2014 8:28 am

Chad Mendes Talks Rematch With Aldo

Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo on October 25th. Leading up to the fight, Mendes is doing his media rounds, which included speaking to Jon Anik on UFC Ultimate Insider.

Oct 12, 2014 9:00 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung Full Fight Video

To get fight fans ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II, take a look back at UFC 163 where Jose Aldo defeated Chan Sung Jung. If Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes, Conor McGregor will likely get the next title shot according to UFC President Dana White. If you want to see that bout you...

Oct 11, 2014 1:33 pm

Mendes: “I consider myself the Mike Tyson of the division”

“I consider myself the Mike Tyson of the division with a mean blast double-leg. It’s going to feel good to get in there and, you know, get on the inside of those long arms and his movements he’s always talking about and take his head off – and if I don’t do that, I’m going...

Oct 9, 2014 10:47 am

REPLAY! Watch Chad Mendes Blast Through Guida

As two of the top featherweights in the game today, it was inevitable that Clay Guida and Chad Mendes would meet in the Octagon. At UFC 164, the high-energy attack of Guida collides with the knockout power of Mendes in a high-stakes match-up. Don’t miss Mendes’ upcoming Featherweight title fight again champion Aldo Mendes.

Oct 7, 2014 12:40 pm

Mendes: ‘I think I would kill McGregor’

“The guy’s got a huge hype train, he’s got a lot of publicity behind him. But honestly, if the UFC is smart, if Dana is smart, they will not put him in with a guy like me. There are multiple guys who will beat this guy in the division. I think I would kill him....

Oct 6, 2014 4:38 pm

Mendes Slams Aldo, Welcomes Fight With McGregor

Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch against Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. Leading up to the bout, both Mendes and Aldo have fired verbal shots at one another, highlighted by Aldo shoving Mendes when the two had their first staredown several months back. Mendes joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA...

Oct 6, 2014 10:18 am

UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes Preview

The UFC has released a preview video for Aldo vs. Mendes II which headlines UFC 179 on October 25th. Check it out:

Oct 6, 2014 5:03 am

John Kavanagh Believes McGregor Deserves Next Title Shot

Conor McGregor’s rise to the top has been quick, but dominant. After returning from a torn ACL earlier this summer, McGregor took on Diego Brandao in his home country of Ireland in front of the Dublin crowd. McGregor made short work of Brandao, winning the bout via TKO in just the first round. After that...

Oct 5, 2014 11:11 am

First Look At Aldo vs. McGregor Trailer

Despite Jose Aldo currently being slated to fight Chad Mendes at UFC 179, UFC President Dana White has stated that Conor McGregor is likely the next #1 contender to fight for the featherweight strap. This led a fan to release a Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor trailer, for a potential bout at Croke Park stadium...

Sep 29, 2014 9:29 am

McGregor Open To Moving Up To Lightweight Eventually

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor attended the post-fight press conference complete with an “ivory elephant trunk suit” to continue his verbal assault on the featherweight division. (Read about it HERE). McGregor also informed media members that he would be open to fighting at lightweight, but not until after...

Sep 29, 2014 7:59 am

QUICK TWITT: Nik Lentz Calls Out Conor McGregor

Following his dominant, quick, 1st round KO over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor’s name was potentially thrown in for a title shot against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes. Nik Lentz has something to say about that, and took to Twitter to do so. .@TheNotoriousMMA You've ducked me...

Sep 28, 2014 9:31 am

McGregor Responds To Mendes Comments

At the post-fight press conference yesterday for UFC 178, Conor McGregor was asked what he thought about #1 contender Chad Mendes, to which ‘Notorious’ responded: Chad is a 5-foot-6, overblown – he should be a 125er, but he’s gone past that limit now. Now he’s just a little small bodybuilder stuck in the 145-pound division,...

Sep 28, 2014 9:08 am

Mendes Fires Back At McGregor

Yesterday at the UFC 178 post-fight press conference, Conor McGregor had some harsh comments about featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes. McGregor said that he would be attending UFC 179, where Chad Mendes will look to avenge his 2012 loss to champion Jose Aldo. McGregor went on to say: Chad is a 5-foot-6, overblown – he...

Sep 28, 2014 9:00 am

McGregor Slams Division, Says It’s Full Of “Has-Beens”

Conor McGregor continued his tear of the featherweight division last night at UFC 178, extending his UFC record to 4-0, and his win streak to 12. On the main card of the event, he TKO’d Dustin Poirier in the first round with a well placed hook behind the ear. In the post-fight press conference, McGregor...

Sep 26, 2014 10:42 am

Aldo Hospitalized, Bout With Mendes Still On

Yesterday Jose Aldo was hospitalized temporarily with a kidney stone, something he has suffered from since he was just 16 years old according to Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras. Pederneiras spoke with Globo about the champ’s hospitalization saying: “Aldo has had renal calculi (Kidney Stones) since he was 16 years old. After his fight...

Sep 23, 2014 5:01 am

Mendes Slams Aldo: “This Guy’s An A**hole”

Chad Mendes will get a chance to redeem his 2012 loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 179 next month. As it has gotten closer and closer to the event, the pair has been talking more and more trash, capped off by Aldo shoving Mendes during the pair’s first staredown last month. Mendes joined MMAJunkie Radio...

Sep 21, 2014 4:36 pm

McGregor Plans To Attend UFC 179, Says Poirier Is The Last Step To A Title Shot

Conor McGregor has quickly become one of the top ranked UFC featherweights, and believes that a win over Dustin Poirier puts him undoubtedly in line for a title shot against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 179. McGregor returned from a torn ACL to defeat Diego Brandao via KO in the...

Sep 8, 2014 7:30 am

UFC 179 Picks Up Two More Bouts

UFC 179 has picked up two new bouts, that include Beneil Dariush vs. Alan Patrick, and Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani. Dariush is coming off a submission win over Torry Martin back in August at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos. Prior to that he dropped a TKO loss to Ramsey Nijem, and won...

Sep 4, 2014 10:33 am

McGregor Poses With History Channel’s Vikings

Outspoken Featherweight, Conor McGregor poses with History’s Vikings in this new pic. Check it: A triumphant raid on Brown Thomas with my @HistoryVikings brothers @alexanderludwig and Gustaf Skarsgard!! TO ODIN!!! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 3, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 3:41 pm

.gif | FAIL! Faber Gets Left Hanging During UFC 177

During the UFC 177 PPV this past Saturday, Urijah Faber was looking on with his Team Alpha Male stablemates Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavidez. When Faber went for a fist bump, the other two left him hanging.

Aug 29, 2014 8:26 am

White Says Aldo Was Mistranslated, Never Said He Pushed Mendes To Hype UFC 179

Earlier in the week Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes during the staredowns to promote UFC 179, there was some skepticism regarding the legitimacy of the shove, or if Aldo was trying to hype his fight against Mendes. Shortly after the altercation Aldo admitted that he shoved Mendes to hype the fight, which Dana White is...

Aug 27, 2014 3:56 pm

Jose Aldo Admits To Shoving Mendes To Promote UFC 179

“We were talking to Andre (Pederneiras) in a meeting about how we could improve our fight promotions. It’s part of the show. But I told Andre after (the staredown) that it’s not my style,” Aldo said. “It was not staged, we were talking (trash) to each other and it happened. … We (Aldo and Pederneiras)...

Aug 27, 2014 10:27 am

Aldo Slams Mendes: He Hasn’t Evolved, And I’m Going To Beat Him Again

“He hasn’t fought anyone ranked, and I’ve been fighting all the challengers,” he said. “But I’m going back to the gym, get my strategy ready and defeat him one more time.” Jose Aldo spoke with media members during the UFC 179 media day in Rio in preparation for his rematch against Chad Mendes. Aldo went...

Aug 27, 2014 10:03 am

Did Jose Aldo’s Coach Tell Him To Shove Chad Mendes At The Staredowns?

Jose Aldo’s head coach Dede Penderniras may have warned fans and media that Jose Aldo was going to amp up the trash talk against Chad Mendes prior to the staredowns to promote UFC 179. On Monday, Dede spoke with about the difference between the sport side of MMA, and the business side. Here’s what...

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Phil Davis Worried About Biased Brazilian Judging In Glover Fight

Earlier this month Phil Davis signed the contract to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and while he is looking forward to getting a fight against the former title challenger, Davis admitted that he is a bit worried about biased judging. His words: “I think it’s a great match up,” Davis told Sumbission Radio. “He’s...

Aug 14, 2014 8:24 am

Connor McGregor Wants To Fight In This Stadium

Brash UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has his sites set on Dublin’s 51,000 seat arena and UFC Boss Lorenzo Fertitta is on board. Check it: The stadiums get bigger. The vision gets clearer. UFC in the Aviva? @lorenzofertitta @danawhite — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 12, 2014 @TheNotoriousMMA @danawhite let's do it! — Lorenzo Fertitta (@lorenzofertitta)...