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1/13/12 10:42 AM
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“I’m just pumped that this time is finally here,” Mendes told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog Show.” “I feel like I’ve been training for this one moment my entire life. I started wrestling when I was five and I never took a year off. This is all just the payoff from starting that young and all that dedication and hard work that I’ve put in. It’s time for me to get out there and show the world who I am and what I’m here to do.”

Mendes’ rise in MMA has been quick. He’s only been fighting professionally since September 2008. However, before fighting he was a standout wrestler at Cal Poly who lost just once his senior year -- in the NCAA championship.

“At that time, nothing was more important to me than winning that NCAA title,” Mendes said. “I had tunnel vision. That’s all I cared about and that’s all I trained for and that’s all I wanted. I came up short. It’s a heartbreaker. It’s something that I’ll always think about and always remember, but … all that work was basically in preparation for what I’m doing now. Now I have tunnel vision for this. This is what I train my hardest for. I’m in here every day busting my butt. It’s tunnel vision for that belt, and that’s the new thing.”

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1/13/12 10:56 AM
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 I can't see Mendes winning this. He has to be planning on winning a 5 round decision.
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“At that time, nothing was more important to me than winning that NCAA title,” Mendes said. “I had tunnel vision. That’s all I cared about and that’s all I trained for and that’s all I wanted. I came up short. It’s a heartbreaker. It’s something that I’ll always think about and always remember, but … all that work was basically in preparation for what I’m doing now. Now I have tunnel vision for this. This is what I train my hardest for. I’m in here every day busting my butt. It’s tunnel vision for that belt, and that’s the new thing.”

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 Well at least he has already tasted what tomorrow will feel like. Won't sting as much the second time around.

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1/13/12 10:59 AM
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If I was him I would be devasted to find out Maynard has been with him this camp. Mendes brings nothing to the table except being a blanket for 5 rounds... His only chance of winning. Phone Post
1/13/12 11:02 AM
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Tunnel vision to wrestlefuck Aldo. Hopefully Aldo can stifle it and embarrass him in the process Phone Post
1/13/12 11:39 AM
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Something tells me that Chad is going down the wrong tunnel and that beautiful light at the end of said tunnel is not a glint from the UFC's Featherweight Championship belt...
1/13/12 11:46 AM
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Ahhhhh Chad 'The Blanket' Mendes Phone Post
1/13/12 11:51 AM
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Chris -  I can't see Mendes winning this. He has to be planning on winning a 5 round decision.


Yep. I really hope Aldo can keep it on their feet though, and leg kick Chad into Bolivia.

 I think it would be more satisfying to me if Aldo worked a reversal adn then submission/Gnp TKO if Chad takes him down.Preferably from the mounted crucifix like Faber got. Wrastlers on their back always make me smile :-)

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