Chad Mendes Gunning for the Winner of Aldo and Hominick at UFC 129

By Damon Martin

The UFC’s featherweight division is quickly becoming one of the most competitive weight classes in the sport, and there are more than a few names gunning for a shot at the winner of the upcoming fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Mark Hominick.

The top of that list is undefeated Team Alpha Male fighter Chad Mendes, who is coming off a dominant win over Michihiro Omigawa in January. Mendes is happy with whatever the UFC offers him next, but of course a title shot is the goal he’s gunning for.

“I’m picking stuff up, I’m feeling more confident. If they feel like throwing me in there next, then that’s a title shot, that’s the ultimate goal, and I’m 100% happy with that,” Mendes told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

While nothing is set in stone at this point, Mendes doesn’t currently have a fight on the docket and with Aldo facing Hominick in late April, it would only make sense that the California native sit on the sidelines and face the winner of that fight later this year.


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