Archive: Chad Mendes

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 Combate.com 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 pic.twitter.com/rd7LqDsAue — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 12, 2014 @TheNotoriousMMA @danawhite let's do it! — Lorenzo Fertitta (@lorenzofertitta)...

Aug 13, 2014 5:05 am

Swanson Wants Edgar Fight On FOX

Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar don’t want to sit and wait for Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo to fight for them to know who will be the #1 contender. They want to find out themselves by having an elimination match for the spot. Swanson spoke on The MMA Hour: “I’m not going to beg anyone...

Aug 7, 2014 6:32 am

McGregor on Aldo vs. Mendes II: ‘I’ll kill both of them’

“I put him (Poirier) away in the first round and there’s still six weeks until the title fight. Someone could slip on a banana peel. Chad Mendes could slip on a banana peel. And, hey, let’s bring in that handsome Irish guy who keeps ripping people’s heads off, that will sell more pay-per-views than both...

Aug 4, 2014 10:05 am

Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira Booked For UFC 179 In Brazil

UFC 179 has a highly anticipated matchup for its co-main event. Phil Davis will meet former title challenger Glover Teixeira. Rumors of the bout had been circling for some time, but now the bout has been made official for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes. Phil Davis was riding a three fight win streak over Wagner...

Aug 1, 2014 6:29 pm

Aldo Not Against TRT, Thinks Anyone Who Is Is A P***y

“I see no problem (with TRT usage). A lot of people use something and hide, then they criticize people who admittedly use. I think these are a bunch of pu$$ies trying to find an excuse, fearing to lose fights against who’s doing a good job. At one point you have an age that makes it...

Jul 31, 2014 9:40 am

Glover Teixeira & Phil Davis In The Works For UFC 179

While not yet official, multiple sources are reporting that a light-heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis has been verbally agreed to by both parties. Of course, nothing is official until both fighters sign their bout agreements, and we expect that to take place in the coming days. The battle of top 205’ers will...

Jul 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Frankie Edgar Calls Out Cub Swanson, Wants December Fight

Top ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar isn’t content just sitting and waiting for Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes to fight to find out whether he or Cub Swanson will get a title shot. He would rather fight Cub and let the winner get a shot at the title. He spoke with MMAJunkie: “I think I’m probably...

Jul 29, 2014 7:30 am

Swanson Feels That Ignoring The Negativity Lead to His Success

Cub Swanson has been through it all: a troubled past, a cavalcade of haters and doubters, even a broken face, but now it looks like it is finally Cub’s time. With a 6-1 record in the octagon (21-5 overall), Swanson is riding a 6-fight win streak straight to a possible title shot. His last win...

Jul 27, 2014 9:20 am

White Confirms, Aldo Gets Wish, Faces Mendes in Brazil

  Following last night’s UFC on FOX 12 event, UFC President Dana White was in a rush to hit the road, but prior to his departure he gave the media one golden-nugget of news. Jose Aldo will rematch Chad Mendes in Brazil. The two were originally scheduled to square off in Chad’s home state of...

Jul 25, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Conor McGregor Lands A Major Book Deal

For some, the rise to stardom is a short road. UFC featherweight fighter Conor McGregor just landed a lucrative book deal. Check it: Very excited for @TheNotoriousMMA's book deal with @GillandMac! #stayready @hunterprdublin http://t.co/3NHiZ03zpD pic.twitter.com/iGx57ITNgJ — Paradigm Sports Mgmt (@ParadigmSM) July 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 12:53 pm

Jose Aldo Not Concerned With Length Of Layoff Or Interim Titles

“No chance at all (Will they rush the injury rehab). He’s already felling better. He did some light training Monday and didn’t feel anything. We will decide this week when he’ll be able to train hard again and then we’ll know if he can fight in October. He wants to fight as soon as possible,...

Jul 20, 2014 5:27 pm

McGregor Has Plans For An Irish Dana White Replacement

“Honestly, sitting up here and listening to all the other Irish voices and all – there’s even a guy Dave Allen there, and he’s like a senior executive or something, he’s backstage, and he’s an Irish guy – we’re creeping in bit by bit. Before you know it, there will be an Irish guy up...

Jul 16, 2014 12:52 pm

McGregor: ‘Chad Mendes Is An Idiot For Saying Aldo Is Running From Him’

“I don’t believe that Aldo is running away, he defeated this guy before. Chad is an idiot to think that. But, to be honest, I don’t care about what happen between them. Their time is coming to an end and my time is beginning.” “Nothing of what they do impresses me. They don’t move like...

Jul 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Chaed Mendes: ‘I definitely think Jose Aldo used PED’s’

“I definitely do [think Aldo’s using PEDs]. This is something that’s been ongoing, but for him to all of a sudden just drop out — I mean he drops out of a lot of fights — but I think it’s pretty coincidental.” “The first time I saw that, for me, this is huge in my...

Jul 16, 2014 5:04 am

McGregor Slams Aldo And Mendes: They Don’t Impress Me

Conor McGregor took some shots at featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes today in an interview with Tatame.com.br. “I don’t believe that Aldo is running away, he defeated this guy before. Chad is an idiot to think that. But, to be honest, I don’t care about what happen between them. Their time is coming...

Jul 13, 2014 10:02 am

Mendes Fires Back At Aldo: ‘Supplement Deez Nuts’

When Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo square off for the second time, the Nova Uniao vs. Team Alpha Male rivalry will likely hit its boiling point. The two teams can’t seem to get along, and even worse, Mendes and Aldo just don’t like each other. Yesterday we featured a lengthy statement from the UFC’s featherweight...

Jul 11, 2014 9:44 pm

Chad Mendes Fed Up With Aldo – ‘He can’t run forever’

“Jose Aldo can’t run from me forever. This fight’s going to happen and I’m going to take the belt from him.” “I’m tired of it. This is something he’s been doing for so long. The first time he did the same thing. I ended up taking another fight, I ended up fighting Rani Yahya in...

Jul 9, 2014 9:45 am

Fertitta Explains UFC 176 Cancellation

After the announcement of the postponement of UFC 176, chairman and CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta joins FOX Sports Live to explain why and when to look for it to be rescheduled for.

Jul 9, 2014 5:05 am

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Never Rests

Famed striking coach Duane Bang Ludwig, former head coach of Team Alpha Male, who coached TJ Dillashaw against Renan Barao, may be parting ways with TAM, but he will still coach Chad Mendes against Jose Aldo. Mendes posted the following picture onto his Instagram account of Duane Ludwig writing down combos on the plane while...

Jul 8, 2014 7:07 pm

UFC 176: Mendes vs. Aldo Cancelled

UFC 176: Mendes vs. Aldo II has been cancelled after Jose Aldo withdrew from the fight with a neck and shoulder injury. The bout was scheduled to take place August 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The UFC said all of the fights that had been scheduled for the event would be shifted...