Chad Mendes overlooked

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  1. Mitchsmith08

    Mitchsmith08 Orange Belt

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    Is it just me or does anyone else think that Chad Mendes is being overlooked? He lost to Aldo we all know that. I personally thought it was like the Cain vs JDS fight he just got caught don't think it would happen again and I really think Mendes could beat Aldo. Mendes finished his last two fights by KO in the first round. now he's fighting manny gamburyan who is 1-2 in the UFC I really think they need to start throwing some top guys at him because other than Aldo he hasn't had any competition in the UFC.
     
  2. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    I think Mendez has a great shot to win the title if Aldo moves up to LW. I think i picked him as the title holder at the end of this year if Aldo moves up.
     
  3. Unhallowed 33

    Unhallowed 33 White Belt

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    He's in the same position Fitch was in a few years ago
     
  4. El Chimpo

    El Chimpo Cruel Man Platinum Member

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    building him back up....although they shouldnt be, its w.e ...couple highlight finishes and hes marketable for the shot again
     
  5. CoutureIsMyHero

    CoutureIsMyHero Blue Belt

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    Call me crazy but i still think he has a pretty good shot at beating Jose Aldo. Hate to sound like i'm making excuses for him, but who knows what would've happened had Aldo not held the cage. Possibly could've still ended up being knocked out, but definitely wouldn't have happened when it did.
     
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    sloter21 Blue Belt

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    Would love to see a rematch between aldo and mendes. Was rooting for aldo the first fight second fight i think mendes takes it
     
  7. LSXMMA

    LSXMMA I posty..I sleepy..I eaty

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    Easy to be overlooked when the UFC has him on some world wide initiative to rid the world of pollution by recycling cans.
     
  8. rl4090526

    rl4090526 Purple Belt

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    He is getting the Fitch, DHK, Okami kind of treatment, he will need to get a string of good wins to get another shot because to be honest he isn't that exciting. He only KOed the last two cuz one of them was Cody, and one of them is an amateur.

    Anyways about the Aldo fight.... ya it may be different ala Cain vs JDS saga. But, its hard to close in on Aldo cuz his knees are fuckin devastating. Anyways, Mendes needs to wait his turn, even if he may be the number 2 in the division, he aint number 2 contender.
     
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    He should get a rematch, especially considering he would've gotten a takedown if Aldo hadn't grabbed the cage for dear life...
     
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    A big "lol" to you, sir.
     
  11. iloveufc123

    iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    The dude should definitely get a string of wins together,get a little streak going and then i i think he should get a shot at the belt.
     
  12. rl4090526

    rl4090526 Purple Belt

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    ya some people don't get that fighting Cody, and an amateur is not really significant at all. when there are other contenders out there that have better recent wins
     
  13. kmill

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    not bein overlooked, it just makes sense for him to need a nice win streak before another shot at the title, especially since they have a good challenger in edgar right now. but people know how good mendes is, and he'll get another shot with probably 2 more good wins. maybe just one if things shake out right.
     
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    Guiltypartie101 Orange Belt

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    Nah, he needs a couple more good wins. His last two fights were against guys that are not top tier fighters.

    I know the UFC has been giving away some title shots lately, but lets not start thinking in those terms.

    4 win streak and he's knocking on the door, FW is stacked these days.
     
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    rl4090526 Purple Belt

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    Not after Gamburyan. there are still guys like KZ, Koch, Lamas, and Swanson who have better recent wins even if Mendes KOs Gamburyan.
     
  16. Fight Gone Bad

    Fight Gone Bad Brown Belt

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    Mendes would have sat in his guard to end the round then get his face caved in the second round.
     
  17. rl4090526

    rl4090526 Purple Belt

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    Ya that's what I think. I don't know why his nuthuggers think that he can just lay on Aldo for 5 rounds lol. He would have got kneed at some point from trying too hard to take Aldo down and forcing to close the distance
     
  18. MolesyMMA

    MolesyMMA Silver Belt

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    There is quite the que at the top of the FW division.


    5 seconds after he held the fence, he done the same thing and could only get Aldo to one knee. He also defended 6 other attempts easily.
     
  19. ARONAbeetFEDOR

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    First of all, Aldo's TDD in that fight made Mendes look like some highschool freshman. Second of all, they want to build Mendes up again before giving him another shot. I fully believe Mendes will get another crack at the belt, he's the second best FW imo (no disrespect to Pat Curran).
     
  20. IlFenomenoVero

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    Overlooked please who has he beaten Cody McKenzie.
     

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