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Undefeated Chad Mendes Ready To Take Belt Away From Aldo


“My time is going to come. I’ve only been doing this for three years. I’ve got 11 fights into my career. I’ve got plenty of time. That belt’s going to be mine sooner or later. It’s just hurry up and wait … I think with my wrestling credentials, my strength, my athleticism, I don’t think he’s faced anybody like that yet. And for me to get in there, put him on his back and take him out of his comfort zone, I think that’s going to be key to beating a guy like that. He’s the guy that everyone looks at as unbeatable, and he’s got this hype around him like no one can beat him. I want to be the guy to get in there and take that belt from him.”

In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Team Alpha Male featherweight stand-out, Chad Mendes talks about his eventual UFC title shot that should be knocking at his door in the very near future.

Mendes could have faced Aldo in the place of Florian this past weekend, and all the talk would, at this point be put aside, however, the undefeated prospect opted to take another fight sooner in order to stay active and did not want to wait for an Aldo injury recovery to return to the cage.

Now that Aldo is back and healthy, there is really only one contender out there for him, and that is Chad “Money” Mendes. He last beat the highly regarded Rani Yahya at UFC 133 and will hope to book this title fight in the coming weeks.

His wrestling background is extensive. In his collegiate career he was the NCAA’s number one nationally ranked 141 pounder. He is a two-time All American and has received the Pac-10 wrestler of the year honors.

But can he hold Aldo down and control him for five-rounds? What are your thoughts BJPENN.COM?


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12 Comments to Undefeated Chad Mendes Ready To Take Belt Away From Aldo

  1. Brandon says:

    He’s BORING as HELL. A super knockout artist. He puts me to sleep everytime he fights. This Lil’ Fitch won’t get the title shot. Hioki will get it here in Japan after kicking George roop’s ass!!

  2. Xaninho says:

    please not another lay n pray fighter…The referee’s should stand the stalling dry humpers up earlier. That will give us some more exciting fights. Instead of watching one guy doing nothing but lay there on top of another for 3 to 5 rounds..

  3. luckinfooser says:

    No amount of wrestling will build up your chin. All that wrestling goes out the window when your chicklets get all busted up.

  4. ^^ U guys need to watch K-1 yall sound mad

  5. JARIS AKA ANGERFIST says:

    LOL gl chad your gonna put a world champ in BJJ on his back.. Moron forgets Aldo is no joke on the ground..

  6. Mike says:

    I don’t see him taking the belt from Aldo but this kid is very talented. He’s not somebody I’d go out of my way to watch on PPV because he’s lay and pray all day. I just believe Aldo is untouchable in that division and the UFC has only seen a glimpse of what he can do.

  7. zack says:

    Look at this meat head. Im gunna hump aldo the whole fight and take his belt. Dream on chad ur gunna get your ass kicked by a true martial artists

  8. Joe says:

    I don’t understand so much hatred toward the ground game. I mean I do enjoy a good stand-up fight, and everyone likes to see a good knock-out. But I enjoy the strategy of a good ground game, and honestly the brutality you can get from a really good ground and pound expert.

    I don’t want to create to much controversy but are you really a true MMA fan if you dis an entire, and arguably the most important aspect of the sport? Or are you just a knock-out fan?

    Not that it really matters, I am happy there are so many different types of fighters in the sport, I feel like there is something for everyone.

    Enjoy!

    • Taylor says:

      the ground game is not the problem. i love seeing slick transitions,epic sweeps and sick submissions. but wrestlers who stay in one position the whole round and throws a few punches every time the ref says “you gotta work” THAT is what makes a boring ass fight and no one wants to see that, especially when your paying for it. fighters like J-LOU who are constantly trying to finish a fight,raining down nasty elbows and going for submissions whenever they can. that’s a legit “ground game” not these dump and hump wrestlers like Rashad Evans.

    • Xaninho says:

      Like Taylor said, a good groundgame with submission attempts and G n P is interesting and exciting to watch. But lately the groundgame is used just to stall and fool judges…They’re just laying there and throw a few weak punches just to keep the referee from standing them up.

      Referees should get new guidelines for these dry humpers. If they aren’t doing anything, stand them up! If they’re only throwing a few weak punches to prevent being stood up, stand them up as well!

      Enough with the lay n pray fighting.

  9. Mellow Fellow says:

    1st off Hioki really? ive given up on Asian MMA fighters only good in japan not here in the UFC were the competition is way better. and i agree wit taylor, Lauzon is wonderful never boring when he goes down always working chad is like Fitch only duz wat he can to win never actully tryna finish im goin for him so he can bring a belt to Sacramento for us since Faber fukd up

    • Brandon says:

      yeah sac will have a great champ. lay and pray all way all day looks like gay.
      get the fuck out. I’d rather watch Aldo wreck some fools.
      Btw I’ll cheer for Aldo even if Hioki gets the title shot here in Japan lol.

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