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Chad Mendes hints at Octagon return

Former three-time featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes posted a picture of himself inside the Octagon yesterday on his Instagram account with a simple message, "Tick tock."

Mendes tested positive for a growth hormone release stimulator back in June of 2016 and accepted a mandatory two-year suspension from USADA. He's eligible to return in June. At the time of his suspension, Mendes had lost his last two fights, most recently being knocked out by Frankie Edgar in December of 2015. He has kept busy by participating in grappling competitions as the end of his suspension nears.

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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.