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"I trained hard. I knew I was going to go in there and kick his butt. I basically just laughed [Vazquez's talk] off. When I was back home training, I used it as motivation to push myself through each workout. I went in there and did what I had to do, and I came out victorious." ---Chad Mendes
For WEC bantamweight prospect Chad Mendes (9-0 MMA, 4-0 WEC), his WEC 52 fight with veteran Javier Vazquez (15-5 MMA, 2-3 WEC) is another learning experience. After criticisms from Vasquez, Mendes stepped into the cage grateful and relaxed. He simply executed the game plan whereas the anger was replaced by happiness.
“I enjoyed it a lot,” Mendes said of his win. “The guy was talking crap. I’ve never had an opponent do that until now.”
“It was pretty disrespectful sending stuff up to my room all week – a jar of baby food with a spoon, stuffed animals and toys. There were notes with each one saying stupid stuff on them. Basically, I just didn’t let it get to me.”Read the rest of the article »
The penultimate WEC event is done, and the results are already scribbled on the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Who among your favorite fighters took home the bacon, and who went out the cage empty-handed?
The WEC 52 has come to its end and the results are in. Urijah Faber makes his bantamweight debut against Takeya Mizugaki, while Chad Mendes takes on Javier Vazquez. Also in the WEC 52 main event, Joseph Benavidez meets Wagnney Fabiano. Who among your favorite fighter stands proudly on his feet? And who went home defeated?
Fighting Insider has the WEC 52 results posted after the jump.Read the rest of the article »
Following the UFC-WEC merger announcement, the line up for WEC 52 was all shaken up. Luckily, new bouts were added and the November 11 event is now full steam ahead.
World Extreme Cagefighting has added two new bouts for its November 11 card after the UFC-WEC merger announcements. WEC 52 will take place at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. The event will feature a co-main event pitting Chad Mendes and Javier Vasquez, in addition to a featherweight clash between Erik Koch and Francisco Rivera.
The WEC 52 will be headlined by Urijah Faber’s bantamweight debut versus Takeya Mizugaki.
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