Chad Mendes is a well-known name in the mixed martial arts industry. He has had an impressive career in wrestling so far, and most of his fights have been high-profile fights in which he has also won many awards during his career. He is known for his physical and mental strength. Let’s get to know this mixed martial artist.
Who is Chad Mendes? Age
The mixed martial artist Chad Mendes was born on May 1, 1985, in Hanford, California, the son of Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Irish and American descent. Mendes is number five in the featherweight class of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has also fought in the extreme cage fights of the world. He is nicknamed “Money” and is currently under contract with the UFC. He has his own YouTube channel where he uploads his documentaries that tell of his hunting and fishing experiences.
Chad grew up in Central California in an environment where you had to be strong and be able to defend yourself on the streets; it is safe to say that he has always been attracted to fighting. As a student, Chad Mendes took part in wrestling and also made the top 10 in the state three times in a row.
After graduating from college, Mendes first began training with “Team Alpha Male”, a team of mixed martial artists, where he began fighting for the Palace Combat Championship, from which he emerged victorious and undefeated. Chad Mendes attended California Polytechnic State University, and while studying there, he also studied wrestling and held the record of 64:14 and 30:1 in his final year, and was considered one of the toughest fighters at college, state, and national levels.
Mendes won his first fight against Erik Koch by a unanimous decision at his WEC debut on March 6, 2010, despite a cut above his right eye. Since his debut as a wrestler, he has suffered four defeats and has fought some very high profile fights throughout his career. In the UFC he received his first “Fight of the Night Bonus Award”. He has also won other awards such as the World MMA Awards 2015 Fight of the Year Award.
Chad Mendes has experienced some controversies in his life, for example when he was charged with a battery. It has been alleged that he was involved in a bar fight that took place in his hometown of Hanford, California, on July 29, 2012. The charges were brought by the Kings County District Attorney’s Office but were later dropped after Mendes failed to challenge a public disturbance charge and was ordered to pay a fine, which he did.
Another controversy arose when the UFC announced that Chad Mendes had been informed by the USADA of a possible doping violation on June 10, 2016. He tested positive for a banned substance called GHRP-6, which is believed to be a growth hormone peptide. According to Chad, the substance containing GHRP-6 was a cream he used to treat plaque psoriasis, a skin disease he had been battling for years.
This allegation led to his suspension by the USADA for two years, which meant that Mendes was not allowed to compete until June 10, 2018. He responded by accepting the ban and saying it was his fault because he had not studied well enough or had not properly researched the lubricant before applying it.
What is Chad Mendes’ Net Worth?
The mixed martial artist, who has proven to be good in his career, has earned a truly gratifying amount of what one might call “a good income” from his trade. Mendes is said to have net assets estimated at approximately $1.5 million.
Here Are Other Details – Height and Weight
Chad Mendes is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 65 kg.
Mendes is married to his longtime girlfriend Abby Raines. She is a national volleyball player and once appeared as Chad’s girlfriend in the UFC’s embedded Vlog series. The wedding took place on August 5, 2017, in Kirkwood, California.
Other hobbies of Chad Mendes include hunting and fishing, which he believes helps him relax after a hard fight.
He fought for Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, and ended his career there with a total record of 64-14
Chad has twice received the All-American honors of the NCAA.
Mendes made his UFC debut at UFC 126 on 5 February 2011.