Mendes embraced his time off, excited to be back

As a competitor since the age of five, Chad Mendes probably saw the two-year suspension he received from USADA – after testing positive for the banned substance GHRP-6 that was found in a psoriasis cream he was using – as the athletic equivalent of a death sentence. Or maybe not.“It wasn’t too tough, to be honest,” said Mendes, the longtime featherweight contender who makes his first start since December 2015 on Saturday against Myles Jury. That may seem odd, but as the 33-year-old explains, after three fights in 2015, including a pair of knockout losses to Conor McGregor and … Read the Full Article Here

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