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For the Third Time in a Row, Chad Mendes Has Lost His Original Opponent Due to Injury [CURSED]


(Now that I’ve successfully taken out Guida via bear pit, I’m just a first round knockout over a late-replacement UFC newbie away from another 40k. BOOM BABY!) 

Chad Mendes, reader of the Necronomicon, personification of the injury curse of 2012, has just lost his third straight opponent to injury in the past few months. Since KOing Cody McKenzie with a body shot back at UFC 148, Mendes has been a cursed man. First, he was expected to face Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 6, until Dias hurt his shoulder and withdrew just days out from the event. Dias was replaced by UFC noob Yaotzin Meza, who was thrashed by Mendes inside of two minutes. Then, Mendes was set to fight Manny Gamburyan at UFC 157, until Manny blew off his thumb with a firecracker or some shit and the bout was cancelled altogether.

Then, Mendes was booked against Clay Guida in “The Carpenter’s” sophomore featherweight appearance at UFC on FOX 7, which goes down on April 20th. But wouldn’t you know it, the usually uninjurable (?) Guida has done injured hisself too (via Sherdog):

Chad Mendes is once again without an opponent, as Clay Guida has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable to compete at UFC on Fox 7.

Sherdog.com recently confirmed the development with sources close to the situation, who verified that Mendes is still expected to compete at the April 20 event from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., though the search for a new opponent has apparently not gone well.

A perennial top contender with recently developed KO power, it’s no shock that Mendes is strapped for opponents in the featherweight division, especially on short notice. Who would you like to see Mendes fight in Guida’s absence? Personally, I gotta go with Don Zimmer, who has been itching for a fight ever since Pedro Martinez backed out of the rematch.

-J. Jones

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nick diaz and the dub sack- March 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I agree with The12ozCurls, Swanson/Mendes rematch makes the most sense. I feel like Cub needs to make a stronger statement that he's improved since joining the UFC and this would be perfect. If he wins, he's clearly improved and deserving of title consideration.
mma4ever- March 15, 2013 at 10:32 am
Who is this chad that u speak of?
The12ozCurls- March 15, 2013 at 8:17 am
"Who would you like to see Mendes fight in Guida’s absence?"

Simple: a rematch with . . . . . . . . .

CUB "F*CKING" SWANSON!

Alan K- March 15, 2013 at 8:09 am
Just find him a can. Then we'll be guaranteed that at least one person is getting his shit wrecked on the show.
Fried Taco- March 15, 2013 at 7:59 am
The undisclosed injury - some guys held him down and gave him a haircut.
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