Chad Mendes might not be fighting Ivan Drago this Saturday at “UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz,” but that didn’t prevent the featherweight from preparing for his scrap against Rani Yahya as if he was.
While Mendes normally trains with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male up in Sacramento, California, he decided to take part of his camp to Lake Tahoe in order to put in some Rocky Balboa-like training.
The only thing missing from Mendes’ workout session was the inspirational “Hearts On Fire” song by John Cafferty.
Saturday’s event takes place inside the The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although Mendes and Yahya didn’t make the pay-per-view portion of the festivities, they will appear in Spike TV’s free “UFC 133 Prelims” show.
Spike’s live show starts at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The PPV broadcast airs immediately after the freebie fights at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Please click the media player below to watch “Money” put in work:
Rocky as he prepared for the toughest test of his illustrious career: