The waiting begins.
After scoring a stunning first-round knockout of No. 4 ranked featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, top-ranked Chad Mendes now will await the results of the upcoming Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar-Urijah Faber bouts to see what his future holds.
But for tonight, there will be some celebrating going on for Mendes, who got precisely the result he wanted in the UFC Fight Night main event.
?I needed to come in here and make a statement,? Mendes said. ?That?s what I said I was going to try to do, and I got it done. Ricardo?s a great opponent, he?s been on a tear, so that means a lot.?
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