Chad Mendes retires after UFC 232 loss

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  1. Wild

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    Entering UFC 232 with a big victory under his belt, Chad Mendes was hoping to put on a win streak against Alexander Volkanovski. Instead, it was Volkanovski who was able to extend his victory run in the UFC to six, ending the fight via second-round TKO and earning a Fight of the Night bonus to boot.

    After a disappointing outcome, the Team Alpha Male fighter (18-5, with 10 wins by stoppage) apparently decided to end his professional mixed martial arts run.

    The news was reported by journalist Farah Hannoun via Twitter.


    I can confirm that Chad Mendes has indeed decided to retire. Pretty surprised to hear this. He’s still a top level fighter imo. All the best to Chad in…


    Report: Chad Mendes retires after UFC 232 loss to Alexander Volkanovski
     
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    He's been one foot out the door for a while. Good for him.
     
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    Wonder what he will do?
     
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    He's got a hunting show and many sponsors etc...
     
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    Oh He will fight again for sure.
     
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    I hear they give people $250k contracts like it's nothing so if I was Chad I'd get them on the phone (unless Bas has that all cleaned up already : )
     
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    they must be getting ppv buys only ppv I bother to buy are rizin and bareknuckle FC.
     
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    Hes gonna go to rizin and use skin cream steroids and bulk up to welterweight. We will call him ubermendes by 2020. I mean thats what im seeing
     
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    Feels bad man...
    Always been a Mendes fan along with TAM's Guida, Sage, Cynthia, and Touchy Fili who are the good guys at TAM...
     
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    I concur. this event is definitely a spectacle this is why I am buying the ppv.
     
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    He is the perfect example of a great fighter, but just shy of elite. He beat everyone, except the best of the best. Always near the top of the division, but never the best in his division. Had his chances to wear gold, but was 0-3 in title fights. He is one of the best examples I can think of for where the bar should be set for the HOF, as he falls a bit short of consideration IMO.
     
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