The 36-year-old former UFC featherweight title challenger announced Wednesday on “The Joe Rogan Experience” that he has elected to end his retirement in favor of a multi-fight stint with BKFC.
“I just signed a big contract – I’m coming back to fighting,” Mendes told Rogan. “But I’m not coming back to MMA. … I’m coming back to boxing. I want to try something different. I think we’re going to throw some bareknuckle in there, bro – just mix it up and get real crazy. This is something that’s kind of been in the works for probably a year now.”