Chad Mendes Now Accuses Jose Aldo of PED Usage
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.16.2014
The war of words continues…
Over the weekend, the war of words between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes escalated. Mendes had previously called Aldo fragile, which led to Aldo calling Mendes a "pussy" and accusing him of "supplement" use, meaning performance enhancing drugs. Now, Mendes is accusing Aldo on using PEDs in a new interview, here are the highlights…
On Aldo Using PEDs: "I definitely do [think Aldo's using PEDs]," said Mendes. "This is something that's been ongoing, but for him to all of a sudden just drop out -- I mean he drops out of a lot of fights -- but I think it's pretty coincidental."
On The Fight: "This is huge for me. This is huge for me getting in there and taking that belt from him. I've never seen him talk like this about anybody. He's being very disrespectful," Mendes continued. "I've never been caught red-handed or anything. It's funny to me that as soon as the whole random drug testing started popping up, the next day he is injured and out of the fight. If anything, I could throw that in his face, but whatever."
On Aldo Wanting to Fight in Brazil: "So this is the thing: We've got all this random drug testing, all this stuff that's going on, testing for EPO, HGH, all this stuff now -- they can get away with that stuff over in Brazil," said Mendes. "This is why he wants me to be in Brazil and fighting in Brazil, [because] they can do all that kind of stuff there. "For me, I want this to be a fair fight. I went there first; I fought him in his backyard. I think it's only fair he comes here and fights me in my backyard. Let's make it one and one and see what happens. We are still working on it. I talked to [UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby] a little bit. It's a 50/50 percent chance it could end up in Brazil. We are trying obviously to get it pushed here [in the United States, presumably California]. We don't know for sure."