Chad Mendes Is Off UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Fight Card

February 11, 2013
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Chad Mendes won’t be fighting on the UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche fight card.

Mendes was originally scheduled to face Manny Gamburyan at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Feb. 23, but injuries forced Gamburyan out of the bout.

“(I was) training with fractured elbow for three months,” said Gamburyan. “I was in pain every practice, but I didn’t know it was this serious, plus now I got a broken thumb.”

Matchmakers were unable to find a replacement for Gamburyan, so Mendes was removed from the card.

Mendes confirmed the news via his Twitter account.

“Well guys it looks like I’m off the Anaheim card. Sucks pretty bad,” Mendes tweeted on Sunday. “Manny was injured and no one would step up.”

Mendes’ only loss in the UFC is to featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142.  Since the loss, Mendes has strung together back-to-back wins and is considered a top contender in the 145-pound weight class.

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  • Tiddy28

    That’s a shame. I was looking forward to this fight. I think Mendes gets another title shot after another win, maybe two.

  • Tyme_5

    And now there is even less reason to spend money on that card…..

  • joser929

    Now im really considering not getting this card

  • alberto navarro

    they should have put him up against ricardo lamas since hes not getting a title shot anytime soon anyways, but who knows maybe its to soon from his other fight, woulve been great tho

  • Mike mckinney

    Hopefully they replace the fight with some guys who weigh more than high school cheerleaders.

  • I wouldn’t fight in that goose egg of a fight card, I like to watch Faber fight and some of the other fights might be ok, but honestly I would rather just watch a re-run or catch up on some TUF before I wast time watching 157.