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Chad Mendes ‘Up There’ But Not Guaranteed a Title Shot With a Win at UFC 133

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Chad Mendes may be considered the top contender in the UFC’s featherweight division, but a win at UFC 133 doesn’t necessarily guarantee him a title shot.

When asked by reporters following UFC 133's press conference, UFC President Dana White deferred to matchmaker Joe Silva, who stated Mendes is near the top of the division, but wouldn’t solidify if he was next in line with a win.

“Chad’s right up there,” said UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. “He’s in the mix”

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He's more deserving than Florian, who got a shot after 1 fight at 145.

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Post #2   8/4/11 4:42:51PM   

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Mendes is def next the way the fights are close...Him and Aldos...who else they gonna put Dana just doesnt like to make guarantees to guys it seems in the lighterweight divisions... IMO...and Mendes is creating a whole lotta fuss about it anyway...

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Mendes was more deserving than florian
I know mendes may need more exposure to new fans
Just have aldo/forian vs mendes on a double title event as co main

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

He's more deserving than Florian, who got a shot after 1 fight at 145.

Florian should be fighting Mendez for the #1 contender position instead of for the title

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Screw all this talk. How can Mendes not be given the title shot if he beats Yahya this weekend? Who else is "in the mix"? I can't think of a single person at Featherweight more deserving than Mendes right now.

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I just the UFC doesn't want to put themselves in that spot of guaranteeing people title shots, b/c that has come back to bite them sometimes.

Like saying if a guy wins his next fight, he gets a title shot. Then that guy might fight cautious.

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

He's more deserving than Florian, who got a shot after 1 fight at 145.

Florian should be fighting Mendez for the #1 contender position instead of for the title



I don't think Florian deserves to fight for the title or for number one contender. He's won one fight, and he wasn't very impressive in the process. His single victory didn't scream title contention to me.

Then again, I could be biased. Florian is probably my least liked Lightweights.

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Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

He's more deserving than Florian, who got a shot after 1 fight at 145.

Florian should be fighting Mendez for the #1 contender position instead of for the title



I don't think Florian deserves to fight for the title or for number one contender. He's won one fight, and he wasn't very impressive in the process. His single victory didn't scream title contention to me.

Then again, I could be biased. Florian is probably my least liked Lightweights.



same here. Florian is just being used to be a big name on Aldo's record, so if that means Florian has to get KTFO before Mendes gets a title shot, then so be it. i am all for that

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