Chad Mendes's Blogs

  • Gracie Breakdown: How Conor McGregor Defended Guillotine at UFC 189 By: Mike Fridley

    On this edition of Gracie Breakdown, Rener Gracie and Brian Ortega analyze the details of the Chad Mendes guillotine that nearly shocked the world and the genius in Conor McGregor's counter.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits - The Blackzilians assess their situation, regroup, and prepare for the next battle, while American Top Team choose a strong but unlikely fighter in hopes of bringing home the win.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Prelims
    Henry Briones vs. Cody Garbrandt; John Howard vs. Cathal Pendred; Alex Garcia vs. Mike Swick; Tim Means vs. Matt Brown. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC: Ellenberger vs. Thompson

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Ellenberger vs. Thompson – Prelims - Marcio Alexandre vs. George Sullivan; Trevor Smith vs. Dan Miller; Jerrod Sanders vs. Russell Doane; Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Ellenberger vs. Thompson - Mike de la Torre vs. Maximo Blanco; Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana; Cezar Ferreira vs. Jorge Masvidal; Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson. From Las Vegas.

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  • UFC 189 Highlight: Conor McGregor Takes out Chad Mendes By: Mike Fridley

    Conor McGregor defeats Chad Mendes via second-round TKO to capture the interim UFC featherweight title in the main event of UFC 189.

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  • UFC 189: The Forum Threads By: Jeff Sherwood

    I always love to go to the forums after Ultimate Fighting Championship fights. They never let me down, and UFC 189 was no different.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

    4:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 388 - Ron Kruck, Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 189 from Las Vegas; plus a look at Bas Rutten's career before he's inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    The Comeback

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    The Fight Business

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    The Takeover

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    The Suite Life

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    Body & Mind

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Notorious
    Tell José I'm Coming - Galvanizing fighter Conor McGregor appears in Boston to take on his latest opponent, but he makes no secret of his real goal: a shot against featherweight champ Jose Aldo.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 13: Finale Weigh-In

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Coverage for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes taking on Conor McGregor.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Prelims
    Henry Briones vs. Cody Garbrandt; John Howard vs. Cathal Pendred; Alex Garcia vs. Mike Swick; Tim Means vs. Matt Brown. From Las Vegas.

    1:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Holm vs. Reneau

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits - The Blackzilians assess their situation, regroup, and prepare for the next battle, while American Top Team choose a strong but unlikely fighter in hopes of bringing home the win.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

    9:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Rances Barthelemy (22-0, 13 KOs) takes on Antonio DeMarco (31-4-1, 23 KOs) in the 10-round main event. From MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The six-part series follows McGregor and his meteoric rise, using exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with the most exciting sports star of the moment as he gets even closer to becoming UFC world champion.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights: Best of Lion Fight
    Highlights of Mauy Thai fighting; stars in clude Tiffany Van Soest, Jason Andrade and Cris Cyborg.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Dennis Hogan vs. Kenny Abril - Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Kenny Abril (14-7-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. From Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 388 - Ron Kruck, Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 189 from Las Vegas; plus a look at Bas Rutten's career before he's inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Team Alpha Male - Behind the scenes of Team Alpha Male, the premiere lightweight MMA team of founder Urijah Faber and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prelims
    180: Werdum vs. Hunt

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 163 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point - The pressure of the octagon bleeds into the house as tempers flare on both teams. Also, a medical emergency threatens the future of one of the fighters and his team.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds - One of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss. Meanwhile, two fighters with a history in the octagon are ready for a rematch.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits - The Blackzilians assess their situation, regroup, and prepare for the next battle, while American Top Team choose a strong but unlikely fighter in hopes of bringing home the win.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits - The Blackzilians assess their situation, regroup, and prepare for the next battle, while American Top Team choose a strong but unlikely fighter in hopes of bringing home the win.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

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  • UFC Full Fight: Chad Mendes Blasts Ricardo Lamas By: Sherdog.com Staff



    Chad Mendes didn’t know it at the time, but his first-round technical knockout triumph over Ricardo Lamas in April was the victory that would ultimately earn him a short-notice interim featherweight title shot at UFC 189. “Money” staggered Lamas with a counter right and then swarmed for the finish, eventually getting it 2:45 into the opening stanza. He will face Conor McGregor at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 180: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt - From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Bantamweight Bonuses

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    McGregor vs. Siver - Conor McGregor takes on Dennis Siver in a Featherweight bout scheduled for 5 rounds.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Extreme Measures - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 163 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Comeback

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Fight Business

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Extreme Measures - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Takeover

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Suite Life

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Body & Mind

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Tell José I'm Coming - Galvanizing fighter Conor McGregor appears in Boston to take on his latest opponent, but he makes no secret of his real goal: a shot against featherweight champ Jose Aldo.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 163 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

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