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Chad Mendes: Beating a ‘legend’ like Frankie Edgar gets me right back in line for that UFC title

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While some may argue it’s too soon to call Frankie Edgar a legend of mixed martial arts (MMA), Chad Mendes has no problem labeling his upcoming opponent as one of the all-time greats.

And beating a fighter the caliber of “The Answer” — which “Money” will have a chance to do at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale on Dec. 11, 2015 — is something that will help catapult Chad’s career to the next level.

From his conversation with The MMA Hour:

“For me, it’s a fight that will put the winner right back in line for that title. To stay at the top, to stay relevant as one of the top contenders, you have to fight the best guys in the division. Frankie is one of those guys and he has been on a tear lately. So, to get in there and beat a legend of the sport, he was a champion at the weight above, it’s going to be huge for my career. And that’s just what I wanted.”

Mendes came up short in his previous two title fights, losing to Aldo at UFC 179 via unanimous decision and then getting stopped by Conor McGregor this past summer in an ….View original article

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