Chad Mendes Shows off His Crazy Athleticism with Push-Up Tricks

SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 26:  Chad Mendes points to his t-shirt before he starts working out for the media during the Team Alpha Male Media Open Workout at Ultimate Fitness Gym on June 26, 2012 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2013

Chad Mendes has really strong arms. He recently showed that off in the Octagon by knocking out the steely-chinned Clay Guida for the first time in his MMA career with some deadly-accurate punches. 

Out of the cage, he apparently spends his time doing creative push-ups. 

Showing off to TMZ, Mendes busted some impressive moves. You can see the full video here.

Clap behind the back? A full barrel roll? Then pushing himself back to his feet and finishing with a back flip? Capping everything off with a random (but always nice) Carlos Condit appearance?

The video is a not-so-subtle plug for his recently-announced bout with Nik Lentz. The two will face off at the super-stacked UFC on Fox 9 event on December 14 in Sacramento, California. Mendes fights out of Sacramento along with the rest of his camp, Team Alpha Male.

Mendes is on an impressive four-fight winning streak over Cody McKenzie, Yaotzin Meza, Darren Elkins and Clay Guida. All four of those wins came by way of knockout.

Mendes is hoping a win over Lentz, who is 3-0 as a featherweight in the UFC with wins over Eiji Mitsuoka, Diego Nunes and Hacran Dias, will be good enough to earn him a title shot. Mendes fought current featherweight champion Jose Aldo in 2012 at UFC 142. He lost via shocking knockout, but has never fallen far from the top of the division. 

UFC on Fox 9 is headlined by a lightweight title bout between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Stick with Bleacher Report for more details on the card as they become available.

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