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Tuesday, 01/10/2012, 12:14 pm

UFC NEWS – Chad Mendes: “I don’t shoot; I blast people off their feet with my takedowns and shut down BJJ black belts”


[box_light]“I believe in my skills and knew that if I trained hard and fought right, things would work out for me and they did. These guys that have black belts in jiu-jitsu, I’ve pretty much just shut them down basically because of my athleticism and my strength. I think it’s going to be tough for him to throw any kind of submission when I’m on top punching him in the face. I don’t think he’s got this big advantage on the ground. Jose Aldo is a great champion, but I don’t think he’s fought anybody with the athleticism, the strength, and the wrestling background that I have. I don’t shoot; I blast people of their feet with my takedowns. I’m going to go to Brazil and I’m going to take that belt from Aldo. I’m the next featherweight champion of the world. It happens for me this Saturday and it is time to prove myself.”[/box_light]

Chad “Money” Mendes is the undefeated title challenger getting ready to take a stab at taking Jose Aldo’s title this weekend in the UFC 142 main event of the evening.

Having not even lost one-round in his young MMA career the Team Alpha Male product believes he will be able to take down and shut down the Jiu Jitsu of the champ in route to earning his title.

It’s a tough task for anyone, but Mendes has without a doubt solidified himself as the number two featherweight fighter in the world. The number one spot is reserved to this weekend’s winner.

So who takes it BJPENN.COM? 4 days left until the UFC heads to Rio!

(image by Tracy Lee courtesy YahooSports!)

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