Chad Mendes did little to silence his critics who accuse him of being little more than a "lay and pray" fighter by relying on top position via wrestling and maintaining the position. It was the same story in all three rounds with the only difference being in the third round when Mendes hurt Javier Vazquez with a head kick only to choose to take him down rather than go for the finish.
It was unfortunate as it is clear that Mendes' association with Team Alpha Male makes him a guy that promoters would love to promote. But fans have really turned on his overly cautious and controlling style.
Mendes remains undefeated with the victory but he's going to need people to want to watch him if he's ever going to get a crack at a title now that the WEC is being merged with the UFC.