VIDEO | Chad Mendes Talks About His 2018 Return to the UFC

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Chad Mendes in the UFC.

After suffering two back-to-back losses to Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar, he popped for GHRP-6 and was suspended for…

“WE’LL BE BACK IN THE OCTAGON EITHER THE END OF MAY OR BEGINNING OF JUNE IS WHAT WE’RE SHOOTING FOR. A LITTLE OVER TWO YEARS IS WHAT IT WILL BE [SINCE I’VE FOUGHT FOR THE UFC]. IN 24 YEARS, I’VE NEVER TAKEN A YEAR OFF. FROM FIVE-YEARS OLD, THERE WAS NEVER AN OFF TIME. I THINK BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY IT’S BEEN SO GREAT FOR ME. JUST BEING ABLE TO STEP AWAY FROM IT AND LET MY BODY HEAL. I HAD BUMPS AND BRUISES, BROKEN THE TOPS OF MY FOOT, THERE WAS JUST SO MANY THINGS THAT NEVER GOTTEN THE TIME TO HEAL. […] I THINK JUST HAVING THE TIME OFF, BEING ABLE TO MENTALLY STEP AWAY FORM IT, LET EVERYTHING RECHARGE — LIKE, I HAVE THAT DRIVE AGAIN. THIS IS THE TYPE OF SPORT YOU CAN’T HALF ASS. YOU’RE GOING TO GET HURT IF YOU DO.” — CHAD MENDES SPEAKING TO JASON HARISTON.

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