Mendes wants another title shot this year
Chad Mendes started his professional career a perfect 11-0, including 6 wins in a row under the Zuffa banner to earn a title shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Mendes would fall short of his title dream, losing to Aldo by KO with one second to spare in the first round.
Mendes has since gone on an impressive three fight winning streak, finishing all three opponents and now is right back in the title picture. He of course would like another shot at Aldo:
“I would really like to fight for the title this year,” Mendes said after beating Elkins. “Who knows what the hell is going to happen? Right now, I’m going to take a little time off. That was three camps back-to-back-to-back for me. I just want to rest for a couple of weeks, but hopefully this year I’ll be fighting for a title.”
And if all goes well, Mendes hopes he can take it directly from Aldo.
“I would definitely understand if he’s needing to move up, but I want to be the one to take that title from him,” Mendes said.