Mendes: Aldo can’t run from me forever
Chad Mendes was supposed to get his chance for redemption versus Jose Aldo on August 2nd. Unfortunately Aldo was injured and the fight was postponed. Mendes however is hopeful the two will meet eventually:
“Jose Aldo can't run from me forever,” The Team Alpha Male fighter said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. “This fight's going to happen and I'm going to take the belt from him.”
This isn't the first time Aldo has postponed a fight with Mendes. Aldo also postponed their first fight, which eventually ended up taking place at UFC 142.
So with Aldo pulling out of the bout just four weeks before a scheduled date at Los Angeles' Staples Center – causing a postponement of the fight and the cancellation of UFC 176 – Mendes says it's time for people to see what he calls “the real picture.”
“I'm tired of it,” Mendes said. “This is something he's been doing for so long. The first time he did the same thing. I ended up taking another fight, I ended up fighting Rani Yahya in the meantime because I didn't want to be on the shelf for a year. I beat Yahya, I got the title shot. As far as injuries and backing out of fights, it's irritating and it pissed me off. It's time everyone sees the real picture here.”