Chad Mendes Says BKFC Debut Will Out-Pay Ngannou’s UFC 270 Purse

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Former UFC featherweight rubric challenger Chad Mendes is getting paid large wealth for his bare-knuckle boxing debut.

Mendes is slated to instrumentality to combat sports aft a lengthy hiatus. He’ll combat Joshuah Alvarez astatine BKFC‘s upcoming Knucklemania II lawsuit connected Feb. 19.

Mendes hasn’t fought since his UFC finale against Alexander Volkanovski successful 2018. After falling to Conor McGregor for the interim featherweight rubric astatine UFC 189, helium would spell connected to suffer 2 of his adjacent 3 against Volkanovski and Frankie Edgar.

Mendes excited his fans erstwhile helium announced his instrumentality to warring during a caller quality connected The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. During an interrogation with MMA Junkie, helium admitted that BKFC is giving him a large paycheck for his return, and he’s slated to marque much than UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou did astatine UFC 270.

“I’ll enactment it this way: I conscionable saw what the UFC heavyweight champion of the satellite conscionable got paid, and it’s gonna beryllium much than that,” Mendes said. “It’s beauteous crazy. I consciousness blessed for sure.”

Mendes, 1 of the biggest standouts from the celebrated Team Alpha Male gym nether Urijah Faber, had a precise memorable tally successful the UFC’s featherweight division. He earned wins implicit the likes of Ricardo Lamas, Myles Jury, and Clay Guida during his clip successful the Octagon.

While Mendes ne'er earned a UFC featherweight title, helium fought successful an epic conflict against José Aldo astatine UFC 179 successful which immoderate believed helium was robbed of the decision. He would spell connected to get knocked retired by McGregor successful his past changeable astatine a rubric a mates of fights later.

McGregor's winning streak continues arsenic  helium  defeats Mendes

Ngannou has been outspoken astir however helium feels he’s been treated by the UFC brass implicit the past fewer years. Ngannou wants flexibility with the UFC to prosecute imaginable boxing fights with the likes of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and others, on with amended pay.

If Mendes’ claims astir his upcoming paycheck are true, it surely puts state connected the occurrence concerning Ngannou’s stance regarding combatant attraction successful the UFC.

What are your thoughts connected Chad Mendes’ claim?

Curtis Calhoun

Curtis Calhoun is an MMA Journalist based successful Seattle, Washington. After a longtime imagination of becoming a sports journalist, helium was capable to execute his goals upon graduating from Washington State University successful 2016. When he's not working; helium enjoys Biking, Hiking, Reading, and exploring passim the Pacific Northwest.