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2/11/13 12:18 PM
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Chad Mendes' bad luck continues. 

The world-ranked featherweight contender can't seem to get a fight against anyone of his caliber, again losing out on a quality opponent when his scheduled UFC 157 fight with Manny Gamburyan fell apart.

Gamburyan suffered a broken thumb and fractured elbow, forcing him to withdraw from the fight, and rather than offer Mendes a second-rate opponent at the Feb. 23 show, the UFC has elected to pull him off the card completely.

Mendes confirmed his removal on Twitter.

Before confirming he was out, Mendes (13-1) had attempted to lure surging contender Ricardo Lamas into a bout, but Lamas indicated he had already verbally accepted another fight that will take place in May.

Mendes had the same problem recently. In December, he had been scheduled to fight Hacran Dias, but just days before the event, Dias, the owner of a nine-fight win streak, injured his shoulder and was forced out.

Instead, the 27-year-old Mendes faced the newly signedYaotzin Meza on short-notice, and he won in just 1:55 with a knockout. 

It was his second-straight dominant victory. A few months earlier, he crushed Cody McKenzie, knocking him out in just 31 seconds.

Overall, Mendes is 2-0 since losing in his attempt to wrest the title from Jose Aldo, but it's been slow going in earning quality wins and getting back to a position where he can once again offer himself up as a viable challenger.

Meanwhile, with the scratch of Mendes-Gamburyan, the UFC 157 card will go off in Anaheim, California with 11 bouts.

 

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2/11/13 12:20 PM
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I guess he couldn't lure Lamas.  Like Only Strong said in another thread, it made no sense for lamas to take that fight.  I am surprised they scratched him off the card altogether, though.

2/11/13 12:20 PM
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Schaub/Johnson promoted to main card.

The injury bug is still alive =\

2/11/13 12:28 PM
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Lamas had already agreed to another fight

2/11/13 12:30 PM
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Lamas had already agreed to another fight


Yeah, I read that, but do you know who he's fighting?

2/11/13 12:30 PM
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Schaub/Johnson promoted to main card.

The injury bug is still alive =\


Don't mind that on the main card.

2/11/13 12:31 PM
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Damn. I was hoping Bermudez would step up and fight Chad. Ohh well.

What's interesting is that Lamas has a fight scheduled in May... Who against? Phone Post
2/11/13 12:36 PM
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Vitor Me A New One -  Damn. I was hoping Bermudez would step up and fight Chad. Ohh well.

What's interesting is that Lamas has a fight scheduled in May... Who against? Phone Post

Bermudez will be on the MMA Hur today.  Maybe they'll ask him. That would have been a good fight.

 

I'm hoping it's Lamas vs TKZ.  Though I love both guys, but it's a hell of a fight.

2/11/13 12:36 PM
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Vitor Me A New One - Damn. I was hoping Bermudez would step up and fight Chad. Ohh well.

What's interesting is that Lamas has a fight scheduled in May... Who against? Phone Post
How long is Siver out for?Maybe him,although I think he's out for awhile. Phone Post
2/11/13 12:45 PM
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Vitor Me A New One - Damn. I was hoping Bermudez would step up and fight Chad. Ohh well.

What's interesting is that Lamas has a fight scheduled in May... Who against? Phone Post
Gotta be the Korean Zombie unless he's still injured. Phone Post
2/11/13 2:06 PM
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Vitor Me A New One -  Damn. I was hoping Bermudez would step up and fight Chad. Ohh well.

What's interesting is that Lamas has a fight scheduled in May... Who against? Phone Post

Bermudez will be on the MMA Hur today.  Maybe they'll ask him. That would have been a good fight.

 

I'm hoping it's Lamas vs TKZ.  Though I love both guys, but it's a hell of a fight.

Totally agree. It's a love hate situation, I like both guys but I don't want to see either of them lose (I think I have a slight favoring for TKZ if I'm being totally honest) but there is no doubt in my mind that Lamas vs Zombie could be fight of the year. Easy. Phone Post
2/11/13 8:30 PM
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I love seeing Johnson and Schaub on the main card. It should have been there in the first place!They really need to have 6 fights on every card-the time is there and the price for the PPV's is high!

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