Chad Mendes News
Eddie Alvarez admits he was listening to Conor McGregor's technical advice at BKFC 41: "It was a good moment"
Josh Evanoff - May 1, 2023
Chad Mendes explains decision to retire following loss to Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 41: "I had no desire"
Jeffrey Walter - April 30, 2023
Chael Sonnen says Chad Mendes “out-brawled” Eddie Alvarez in BKFC 41 co-main event: “That has never happened”
Fernando Quiles - April 30, 2023
Eddie Alvarez and Chad Mendes react to Conor McGregor yelling advice during their fight at BKFC 41
Fernando Quiles - April 30, 2023
Chad Mendes expects Eddie Alvarez fight to be his last - not interested in BKFC title
Andrew Whitelaw - April 18, 2023
Chad Mendes is gearing up for a barnburner against Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 41, but believes the clash with his fellow UFC veteran is likely to be his last dance. Speaking in an interview with War Sports, the Team Alpha Male star said,
BKFC announces stacked fight card for April 29, including Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold
Cole Shelton - March 1, 2023
Mike Perry will square off with former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41 on April 29. BKFC president David Feldman went on The MMA Hour and announced that his promotion has signed former UFC champion Luke Rockhold to fight Mike Perry at 185lbs in the main event. The co-main event sees Chad Mendes take on former UFC lightweight champ, Eddie Alvarez at 165lbs. The fight card is set to go down on April 29 in Denver, Colorado.
Jimmie Rivera claims Chad Mendes turned him down for their BKFC debuts: "I can't blame him, I wouldn't want to fight Jimmie Rivera either"
Cole Shelton - June 23, 2022
Jimmie Rivera says his BKFC debut was originally supposed to be against Chad Mendes. Rivera is set to be the co-main event of BKFC 26 against Howard Davis but that was not always the plan. Instead, he says he was offered Mendes in both of their BKFC debuts but ‘Money’ turned the fight down.
Conor McGregor reveals one MMA fighter who roughed him up with ground-and-pound: "Fair play all the same"
Fernando Quiles - May 22, 2022
Conor McGregor has been on his back in a fair amount of MMA bouts but he says only one fighter was able to rough him up on the ground. Judging by the title, it’s likely that you were thinking Khabib Nurmagomedov. Of course, McGregor believes that all “The Eagle” was good for was laying on top of him. This is despite Khabib’s ability to submit him in their Oct. 2018 clash.
Chad Mendes claims he made more in his BKFC debut than he did for fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 189
Susan Cox - February 24, 2022
Chad Mendes "loved" his BKFC debut, but unsure of fighting future after win
Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2022
Chad Mendes is coming off a spectacular win at KnuckleMania 2. Despite the victory, he remains uncommitted to his fighting future. The former UFC title challenger unretired in 2021 and was given clearance from the UFC to compete for BKFC. He quickly signed a three-fight deal with the promotion, and his debut was set for last week’s KnuckleMania card against Joshuah Alvarez.
Michael Bisping reacts after not so “minny” Chad Mendes delivers TKO in his BKFC debut: “He looks like he’s back on the juice again doesn’t he?”
Susan Cox - February 22, 2022
Former UFC middleweight champion has reacted after Chad Mendes scored a TKO victory in his BKFC debut. BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) saw Mendes make his debut this past weekend. It was to be a strong showing for the former UFC featherweight title challenger.
Chad Mendes issues statement after scoring a TKO victory in his BKFC debut: “I’m officially a bare knuckle boxer”
Harry Kettle - February 21, 2022
Former UFC star Chad Mendes has reflected on his successful bare-knuckle boxing debut at the weekend. After weeks of anticipation, Chad Mendes finally made his return to the combat sports sphere for BKFC’s KnuckleMania 2 event on Saturday night. The wrestling machine-turned-striker was able to dominate opponent Joshuah Alvarez, eventually securing a TKO stoppage in the wake of several impressive knockdowns.
BKFC Results: Chad Mendes TKO's Joshuah Alvarez (Video)
Chris Taylor - February 19, 2022
Former UFC title challenger Chad Mendes will make his BKFC debut at tonight’s KnuckleMania 2 event opposite Joshuah Alvarez. Mendes (18-5 MMA) has not competed in combat sports since suffering a TKO loss to Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232 in December of 2018. During his fourteen-fight UFC career, Chad Mendes accumulated a record of 9-5 which included stoppage wins over Myles Jury, Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins and Cody McKenzie.
Chad Mendes reveals the UFC allowed his BKFC bout, open to possible MMA return down the line
Josh Evanoff - February 18, 2022
Ahead of his BKFC debut, Chad Mendes has revealed that he’s still signed to the UFC. Mendes retired from MMA in 2019 following a loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 232. During his eight year stint in the UFC, he was considered amongst the most entertaining fighters in the promotion. He also challenged for gold on three different occasions, coming up short against Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.
Chad Mendes claims he'll make more money in his BKFC debut than Francis Ngannou made for UFC 270
Cole Shelton - February 4, 2022
Chad Mendes is finally set to make his BKFC debut and is apparently getting paid quite a bit of money for his services. Mendes hasn’t fought since 2018 at UFC 232 and he later retired in the summer of 2019. ‘Money’ recently announced his intention to return and signed with BKFC where he will face Joshuah Alvarez in a 155-pound bout on Feb. 19 at BKFC: Knucklemania 2.
Chad Mendes books 'Famez' for BKFC debut at KnuckleMania 2
Chris Taylor - January 15, 2022
Former UFC title challenger Chad Mendes is set to meet ‘Famez’ in his BKFC debut at next month’s ‘KnuckleMania 2’ event. Mendes (18-5 MMA), a former three-time UFC title challenger, announced his retirement from mixed martial arts following a TKO loss to Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232.
Chad Mendes explains why MMA is more dangerous than bare-knuckle boxing
Adam D Martin - August 15, 2021
Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes explained why MMA is more dangerous than bare-knuckle boxing, in his opinion. Mendes recently announced that he will come out of retirement and fight for BKFC. We haven’t seen “Money” fight since a 2018 knockout loss to Alexander Volkanovski, and the end of his UFC career did not go well for him as he lost three of his final four fights in the promotion — all by knockout. However, after taking nearly three years off to rest and recover, Mendes has the itch to compete again and he will next take his talents to BKFC.
Chad Mendes reveals UFC gave him permission to make comeback in BKFC
Adam D Martin - August 12, 2021
Chad Mendes ends retirement, signs multi-fight deal with BKFC
Cole Shelton - August 4, 2021
Chad Mendes has ended his retirement. The former UFC title challenger retired after his loss to Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232 in December of 2018. Since then, Mendes has remained in the gym but there were no talks of a possible comeback. However, over the past couple of months, he has teased a return to the sport saying the itch is back.
Former UFC title challenger Chad Mendes says “the itch” to return is “getting stronger”
Harry Kettle - July 7, 2021
Former UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes has said the itch to return to the Octagon is “getting stronger”. Mendes, to this day, is widely considered to be one of the best featherweights of all time in the UFC – despite never getting his hands on the gold. In addition to some big wins over the likes of Cub Swanson and Ricardo Lamas, he’s also fought for a UFC world title three times, including memorable wars against the likes of Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.
UFC Free Fight Video | Frankie Edgar KOs Chad Mendes
Natasha Hooper - August 21, 2020
Fight fans now have the opportunity to relive Frankie Edgar’s dazzling knockout win over Chad Mendes. During The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in Las Vegas in December, 2015, Edgar faced off against “Money” in the main event.
Chad Mendes slams "wooden eye having prick" Michael Bisping
Cole Shelton - June 24, 2020
Chad Mendes has fired back at former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. Mendes had recently commented on a Tim Kennedy Instagram post where he ripped Bisping. The Englishman then fired back on his podcast where he said “Money” is a cheater for using steroids.
Chad Mendes reminisces on fight with Conor McGregor
Tom Taylor - July 12, 2019
Thursday was the four-year anniversary of UFC 189, which was topped by a blockbuster interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. McGregor had originally been expected to battle undisputed champion Jose Aldo on the card, but was matched up with Mendes on 10 days’ notice when Aldo sustained an injury in training.
Chad Mendes officially announces retirement from MMA: 'This is a dangerous sport'
Adam Martin - July 10, 2019
Former UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes has officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts at age 34. Although previously reported to be retired, Mendes did not confirm that he was officially done with the sport until Tuesday. Mendes told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto he has notified the UFC of his retirement, and he has been removed from the USADA testing pool.