Archive: Chad Mendes

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!!! pic.twitter.com/7t9SXPd32D — 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 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...