Chad Mendes Retires After UFC 232 Loss Two-time Featherweight title contender, Chad Mendes squared off against Australian bruiser Alexander Volkanovski in the main event opener of UFC 232\u2019s pay-per-view (PPV) last night (Sat., Dec. 29, 2018) from inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. Chad Mendes came out aggressive in the opening frame, even dropped down Alexander Volkanovski couple times, but ultimately that fire fade away in the second round. Volkanovski who bounced back from a pair of knockouts and got the job done after submitting Mendes via second-round TKO. Farah Hannoun confirmed the new vis social media: I can confirm that Chad Mendes has indeed decided to retire. Pretty surprised to hear this. He\u2019s still a top level fighter imo. All the best to Chad in his future endeavors. Aldo\/Mendes 2 is one of my all time fave fights. He\u2019s been part of some great moments in this sport. 👊🏻🙏🏻 https:\/\/twitter.com\/Farah_Hannoun\/status\/1079430419064459264 https:\/\/twitter.com\/2on4Sports\/status\/1079265126098690048 Mendes, 33, returned this summer after serving two years of USADA suspension to score a win over Myles Jury in the opening round. He only lost in his title fights against legends like Jose Aldo (twice), former two-division champion Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar. After a win, Volkanovski is now (19-1) with 16 straight wins and 6-0 in the UFC. Mendes\u00a0(18-5) has now dropped three of his past four.