Gil Melendez wants to face UFC fighters

by Geno Mrosko | source:

"It's something on my mind. It's not so much the UFC as it is the fighters out there. I think I've taken out most of the guys outside of the UFC."

"The guys I'd like to fight in the UFC are obviously Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard, Kenny Florian, BJ Penn, those are all the guys I'd like to fight out there. So, yeah, it's definitely on my mind.

"Whatever makes the most sense with business."

Having avenged his only two career losses, to Mitsuhiro Ishida and Josh Thomson respectively, not to mention defeating the best lightweight Japan has to offer in Shinya Aoki, "El Nino" is on the back end of the merry-go-round and looking at a dearth of new opponents. After seeing his friend and training partner Jake Shields make his way to the UFC for fresh matchups and a bigger payday, the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion just might be thinking of doing the same.

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11/8/10 9:02 PM by WICKED CLINCH

That's super cute how you know so much internet slang and know how to waste a whole UG page with blank space.  

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11/8/10 8:54 PM by sparkuri

That's OMA 101 10'r  

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11/8/10 8:51 PM by WICKED CLINCH

 Sparkuri:  Speak English.

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11/8/10 8:11 PM by sparkuri

 Get off the pipe.... j/k OAI ? IA

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11/8/10 8:05 PM by Combat Sport Fan

im sure dana would love to have you

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11/8/10 7:52 PM by torquemada

Well, this may get interesting...

FancyPants site profile image  

11/8/10 7:37 PM by FancyPants

I can beat up all the LW in the UFC. Maybe we should fight.

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11/8/10 7:35 PM by Gullivers Travels

Shields has opened the door for Melendez and Diaz in the UFC. If the rumors of Bellator's finances going downhill are true, then I'd think Alvarez might end up in the UFC as well.

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11/8/10 7:07 PM by WICKED CLINCH


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11/8/10 4:55 PM by Combat Sport Fan

I cant see strikeforce lasting much longer Fedor will bankrupt them eventually, Shamrock is done, Cung Le fights 1 time a year, Melendez looks like he wants out, Alvarez is shotty wont sign exclusive with anyone, Shields bolted to the UFC with the Title after exposing henderson as old, fedor Lost to a guy who got knocked into jupiter by the UFC contender, Overeem is suspected of steroid abuse and they still havent set up a fight with fedor which is messed up now because fedor lost. Their heavyweight title is essentially broken in half because they marketed fedor as a champ and overeem has had that title for far too long now with little defense,