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Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson Get Involved in UFC Matchmaking on Twitter

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

We are less than 24 hours removed from UFC 164 and the fallout from Chad Mendes’ decisive victory over Clay Guida has begun.

On Saturday, Mendes became the first fighter in 44 tries to hand Guida a (technical) knockout defeat. The impressive finish not only earned Mendes a $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus, but it almost certainly tightened his stranglehold on the number one ranking in the featherweight division.

Mendes, on a four fight winning streak since losing to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in January 2012, told Fox Sports after the fight that he felt the next thing for him was another shot at the Aldo and his UFC title.

That comment and a couple follow up tweets, had two of the top UFC featherweights taking to twitter on Sunday afternoon:

Lamas is ranked second at 145 pounds, while Swanson is ranked fourth in the division. Absent from the twitter exchange was No. 3 ranked Frankie Edgar.

UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby has a lot of moving parts to configure in the featherweight division, and no matter what he decides someone is going to feel like they got the short end of the stick.

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