Chad Mendes is a known name in the mixed martial arts industry. He has so far had an impressive career in wrestling and most of his matches had been high profile matches which have also seen him win lots of awards in 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
Mixed martial artiste Chad Mendes was born on the 1st day of May 1985, in Hanford, California to parents who are of Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Irish and American descent. Mendes is ranked number five in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division and has also fought in World Extreme Cagefighting. He goes the nickname “Money” and is currently signed to UFC. He has his own YouTube channel where he uploads his documentaries which are about 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 in the streets; it’s safe to say that he has always been drawn to fighting. As a student, Chad Mendes participated in wrestling and also finished among the top 10 in the entire state for three consecutive times.
When he had finished college, Mendes he took up training first with the “Team Alpha Male”, a team of mixed martial artists where he then began fighting for the Palace Fighting Championship in which he emerged victorious and undefeated. Chad Mendes attended the California Polytechnic State University and while he was studying there, he was also involved in wrestling and holds the record of 64-14 and 30-1 record in his final year. He was considered as one of the toughest fighters in college, state, and national level.
Mendes won his first fight which was against Erik Koch via a unanimous decision in his WEC debut on March 6, 2010, despite a cut which he had over his right eye. Since his debut as a wrestler, he has faced four defeats and has had very high profile matches throughout his career. In the UFC, he got his first “Fight of the Night Bonus Award.” He has also won other awards such as World MMA Awards 2015 Fight of the Year award.
Chad Mendes has had some controversies in his life such as when he was charged with battery. It was alleged that he was involved in a bar fight which took place on July 29, 2012, in his hometown Hanford, California. The charges were brought by The Kings County District Attorney’s office but were later dropped after Mendes pleaded no contest to a count of public disturbance and was asked to pay a fine which he did.
Another controversy was when the UFC made an announcement that Chad Mendes had been informed of a potential doping violation which was conducted by the USADA on June 10, 2016. He tested positive for a banned substance called GHRP-6 which is said to be a growth hormone peptide. According to Chad, the substance containing the GHRP-6 was a cream that he used to treat plaque psoriasis which was a skin condition he had been battling with for years.
This accusation resulted in his being suspended for two years by the USADA which meant Mendes was not eligible to compete until June 10, 2018. He reacted by accepting the ban and saying it was his fault since he did not study well enough or carry out a proper research on the lubricant before he applied it.
What is Chad Mendes’ Net Worth?
The mixed martial artist who has proven to be good in his career has generated a really gratifying amount which could be termed “a good income” from his trade. Mendes is said to have a net worth which is estimated to be around $1.5 million.
Here Are Other Details – Height and Weight
Chad Mendes is 5 feet 6 inches tall in height and weighs 65 kg.
Mendes is married to his longtime girlfriend, Abby Raines. She is a volleyball player at the national level and was once featured in the UFC embedded vlog series as Chad’s girlfriend. The wedding took place on August 5, 2017, at Kirkwood, California.
Chad Mendes’ other hobbies are hunting and fishing which he says helps him relax after tough fights.
He wrestled for Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and finished his career there with an overall record of 64-14
Chad has twice earned NCAA All-American honors.
Mendes made his UFC debut on February 5, 2011, at UFC 126.