Chad was flagged by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on June 10 for a potential violation, though no details were given as to what exactly the Team Alpha Male-trained fighter did wrong.
Nevertheless, "Money" took to Twitter to give his first statement on the matter and stated that he will pay for not doing his homework:
I didn't do my homework and that was a big mistake. I own it and I'm going to pay for it.— chad mendes (@chadmendes) June 18, 2016
As far as punishment goes, USADA and UFC have yet to confirm what kind of penalty has been or will be levied against the 135-pound contender.
But, it's safe to say it will be a few more months before we get to see "Money" back inside the eight-walled cage.