Chad Mendes, left, is held back by referee Herb Dean after beating Darren Elkins during the first round of a UFC featherweight bout April 20 in San Jose. Mendes won by technical knock out in the first round.
Chad Mendes, left, is held back by referee Herb Dean after beating Darren Elkins during the first round of a UFC featherweight bout April 20 in San Jose. Mendes won by technical knock out in the first round. AP
Chad Mendes, left, is held back by referee Herb Dean after beating Darren Elkins during the first round of a UFC featherweight bout April 20 in San Jose. Mendes won by technical knock out in the first round. AP

A striking difference for former Cal Poly wrestler Chad Mendes

December 11, 2013 11:05 PM