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Old 04-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What did Chad Mendes do wrong?

Just kind of a confusing topic for me. He lost to Aldo (Only one of his career) and then gets put on three undercards in a row, all against people who are nowhere close to his caliber as a fighter.

Cody McKenzie (We all know how that went)

Yaotzin Meza (I have no clue who this guy is and apparently wikipedia doesn't know either)

And now Darren Elkins.

Did I miss something? Did he get in bed with Dana's wife or something?

Just irritates me to see such talent go to waste versus cans.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How is he going to waste? He is young.

I know at least yatzee was a late replacement. Elkins isn't that bad. I just don't think they care for him knocking off contenders like Cub and Lamas they are trying to build.

He will get a big time opponent after this one I think.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, he did get arrested for a bar fight.

But most of his original opponents pull out it seems like.
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Well, he did get arrested for a bar fight.

But most of his original opponents pull out it seems like.
I thought that was a mixup or something. I can't remember for sure though.
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They're not purposely giving him scrubs. This fight marks the third time in a row where his opponent got changed due to injury.
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They're not purposely giving him scrubs. This fight marks the third time in a row where his opponent got changed due to injury.
What were his original opponents?
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What were his original opponents?
Hacran Dias, Manny Gamburyan and Clay Guida.
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Elkins is a very good opponent.
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Well that explains it.
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