Archive: Chad Mendes

Jul 8, 2014 1:46 pm

UFC 176 Ticket Pre-Sale Numbers High Despite Aldo’s Injury

The rematch between Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo was supposed to take place August 2nd at UFC 176, however Jose Aldo suffered a neck and shoulder injury during training and will no longer be able to fight on the card. Dana White said this past Sunday that the fight will “eventually” happen, given that Aldo...

Jul 6, 2014 11:01 pm

Dana White: Aldo/Mendes Could Still Happen

Frankie Edgar put on an impressive display against BJ Penn tonight and escaped the octagon in good shape. Social media started speculating the possibility of Frankie Edgar stepping in to save the UFC 176 card by facing Chad Mendes in the new main-event, but the UFC President hushed those rumors quickly. Dana White confirmed during...

Jul 2, 2014 5:28 pm

BREAKING | Jose Aldo Injured, Out Of Mendes Bout

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has apparently sustained an injury leading up to his August fight with Chad Mendes, and as a result has withdrawn from the bout. UFC President Dana White has confirmed the news, but there is no word yet as to who will replace Aldo against Mendes. Stay tuned for updates.

Jul 2, 2014 2:24 pm

Dana White Hints At Cub Swanson Title Shot

UFC President Dana White hinted at Cub Swanson getting a title shot when he spoke to The Download earlier today. “Let me tell you what, Jeremy is ranked No. 10 but he’s not the number 10 fighter. He’s better than that, and Cub took big f****** shots from him early, ate his shots and came...


Jun 30, 2014 7:30 am

Cub Swanson: I want to be the guy to dethrone the legend

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, perennial contender Cub Swanson (21-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC) did a post fight interview with FOX Sports 1 where he stated his desire to rematch featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo: “Of course I want to fight Aldo,” said Swanson....

Jun 25, 2014 12:40 pm

‘Money’ Still Pissed Over Aldo Fence Grab In First Encounter

“It sucks looking back on it. I’ve watched that fight multiple times, and it pisses me off every time. I mean, that definitely would have changed at least the first round… We’re definitely going to be talking to the refs beforehand this time, and I’m really going to be working on getting takedowns out in...

Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

Chad Mendes Prepping For Aldo Leg Kicks With Brutal “Leg Toughening Regimen”

One of Jose Aldo’s most feared weapons is his low kicks. The UFC featherweight champion has dispatched several opponents with them, including Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber. Chad Mendes will be ready, or at least he’s preparing to be. The two fighters will square off in August in the UFC 176 main event.

Jun 20, 2014 6:33 am

Mendes: Jose Aldo Has Not Evolved

“Honestly, watching his last fights, I couldn’t see any sign of evolution. He basically bets on what he is good and he’s doing always the same things. I think that this fight will be excited to the fans because of that, since I have completely changed. There are so much things that I’ve learned in...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41” in Berlin, where...

Jun 16, 2014 12:15 pm

Mendes Fires Back, Calls Aldo Disrespectful

Chad Mendes has responded to recent criticism made by featherweight champion Jose Aldo last week about Team Alpha Male and Chad Mendes, who the champ called disrespectful after someone from Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness wrote Renan Barao’s name down on a list of people who had signed up for a Duane Bang Ludwig Muay Thai...

Jun 12, 2014 6:33 am

Duane Ludwig to Corner Chad Mendes, but not Urijah Faber

The Duane Ludwig saga at Team Alpha Male will continue, at least to a certain degree. According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, Duane “Bang” Ludwig will continue to coach Chad Mendes and corner him against Jose Aldo at UFC 174, but will not be cornering Urijah Faber in his fight against Alex Caceres at...

Jun 12, 2014 5:20 am

Jose Aldo Predicts Same Outcome For Mendes in Rematch

UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo has his hands full in his upcoming rematch against Chad ‘Money’ Mendes. But the champ predicts the same outcome as their first fight. (A first round KO) Jose Aldo on if Chad Mendes is the same fighter he fought the first time: “Each fight is a fight. We try to evolve...

Jun 12, 2014 5:16 am

Chad Mendes: ‘I will beat Jose Aldo and make history’

Last night Chad Mendes discussed his upcoming rematch against the champ, Jose Aldo. His words: Chad Mendes on his rematch with Jose Aldo: “When I fought him in the first time, I had two fights in the UFC. I’d say 90 percent of my game was wrestling. My game plan was to go out there, take...

Jun 9, 2014 12:28 pm

Jose Aldo Talks Mendes Fence Grabbing Controversy And More (Video)

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo spoke to MMAFighting.com to talk about his upcoming rematch with Chad Mendes, fence grabbing controversy at UFC 142, and more. Check out the video below, and hit the Closed Caption Button for the English translation.

Jun 2, 2014 8:34 am

Duane Ludwig talks Alpha Male, Faber vs. Dillashaw, and more

Duane Ludwig continues to keep his name in the headlines after T.J. Dillashaw became the new bantamweight champion. It’s no secret that ‘Bang’ is leaving his head coaching duties at Team Alpha Male to open up his own gym in Colorado. However reports surfaced earlier this week when Bang said he would still train Chad...

May 30, 2014 6:37 am

Jeremy Stephens Says He’s One Fight Away From Title Shot

  The former UFC lightweight, turned UFC featherweight has been on a hot streak since his division swap. Before moving to the 145 lb weight division, Jeremy Stephens had lost three fights in a row at lightweight. He has now managed to turn things around completely, winning three fights in a row at featherweight. “Lil’...

May 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Jose Aldo Not Happy With UFC Pay

“I do feel devalued, for sure. Every fighter dreams to reach a level where he will make good money. I have other thoughts nowadays – I’ve been around the world, I have a big wide vision about that. At the same time that they give us our business, they could improve it (payment). We bring...

May 21, 2014 6:38 am

Martin Kampmann Taking His Time On Possible Return to the Octagon

Martin Kampmann has been keeping a low profile in the fight world lately. Since his last fight (and loss) in August, Kampmann has been been taking a little break and trying to enjoy himself outside of the cage. He has even been strengthening his poker game by winning $50,000 in Reno over the weekend. But...

May 15, 2014 6:41 am

Martin Kampmann in as replacement for Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male

During last night’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Karyn Bryant made an important on-the-scene announcement in regards to Team Alpha Male’s future without Duane “Bang” Ludwig. “They are going to have Martin Kampmann come in and will continue building on what Duane Ludwig has done in the past. Martin is a guy they really jived...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mendes Wants Aldo’s Belt Back In America “Where it belongs”

Prior to Jose Aldo’s long title reign in both the UFC and WEC, Urijah Faber was the king at 145. True, there was a guy named Brown who held WEC gold in-between the Faber and Aldo era’s, but it was short-lived and that belt’s longtime home was Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Chad Mendes wants...

May 8, 2014 10:30 am

‘Money’ Admits He Wasn’t Ready In First Aldo Bout

“I honestly believe, since that first fight, that I am a completely different fighter. Back then, I pretty much relied about 90-percent on my wrestling. Taking that fight, I probably wasn’t ready for that fight. I think I had a couple of fights in the UFC, still trying to figure myself out as a fighter....

May 5, 2014 5:39 pm

Chad Mendes: ‘I’d Beat The Sh!t Out Of McGregor’

“Bottom line, this guy is the biggest shit talker I have ever seen or heard in my entire life. Basically, what he’s doing is trying to get up in the top mix as quickly as he can because he hasn’t fought anybody. I don’t know why this guy thinks he can win one or two...

May 5, 2014 5:30 pm

Aldo Seeking Knock Out In Mendes Rematch

“We already know each other so there’s nothing to hide,” he said. “I just have to get ready for the fight. Every fight is a new fight. We will study his fights and see all the details, things that he may have evolved or not. We will study his game and get there to defend...

May 5, 2014 5:28 pm

Bethe Correia draws ‘Four Horsewomen’ member Shayna Baszler at UFC 176

Ask and you shall receive. Following her victory over Jessamyn Duke at last month’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, undefeated women’s bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) held up four fingers to indicate “The Four Horsewomen,” and then lowered one to signal both her win, as well as her intentions. Today, UFC officials announced that Bethe will...

May 5, 2014 6:54 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 headlines UFC 176 in L.A.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will once again defend his title against #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC), as UFC officials announced yesterday that the 145-pound rematch will serve as the headlining bout of this summer’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Chad Mendes first challenged Jose Aldo...

Apr 17, 2014 3:51 pm

VIDEO | Chad Mendes: ‘I Had To Show Up BJ Penn At The Pool’

A few year’s back, BJ Penn, The Ultimate Fighter season 19 coach and multiple time UFC champion, went viral with a video of himself doing an impressive jump out of a pool. Today,Chad Mendes, a Team Alpha Male trained UFC featherweight contender, showed off his own pool hops and paid homage to ‘The Prodigy’ in...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 20, 2014 12:40 pm

Jose Aldo expects Mendes rematch next, says Pettis talks more than he fights

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) recently spoke to MMAjunkie through an intepreter, where he discussed his possible move to 155-pounds, as well as a potential fight with lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. “Anthony Pettis talks a lot,” Aldo told MMAjunkie. “He goes to the media and says that he’ll fight me in any...