White: Melendez 'back in mix' for title shot


Saturday night at UFC 166 Gil Melendez and Diego Sanchez put on an extraordinary fight. with Melendez taking all three rounds on all three judge's scorecards, and Sanchez never giving up an inch.

"That's one of the best fights I've ever seen," said UFC President Dana White, as transcribed by MMAFightng.. "That was a Mexican world war in there tonight. These are two guys who just move forward and just keeping swinging. It's just awesome, man. In the 13 years of being in this company, we've seen some amazing fights. I don't think I've ever seen a fight like that. That fight was insane."

"It's obviously very fortunate for him that Pettis won, because he just came off a title shot against Henderson. Definitely, Gilbert Melendez is one of the best in the world."

"It definitely puts him back in the mix for the title shot."

What do you think UG? Who do you want to see Pettis fight next?

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eljamaiquino site profile image  

10/21/13 2:46 PM by eljamaiquino

155 title has been arguable ever since Edgar stole it. Pettis is the champ, and he finished the title holder. Gil didn't do anything but dance with Benson and try and outpoint a decision master...

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

10/21/13 11:57 AM by Zed Wayne Zed

Voted up for being a clever.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

10/21/13 11:54 AM by hendofanforlife

what fight were you watching? couldn't have been this one.btw,best highlight of the fight, in between rounds, cut guy working on diego accidentally pulls the whole eyebrow flap down. so sickkk, yet awesome.

The Legendary One site profile image  

10/21/13 11:38 AM by The Legendary One

Go back to wwe

hogh20 site profile image  

10/21/13 8:49 AM by hogh20

Just watched. Boring first 2 rounds. Nothing incredible. 3rd round was great, yes.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/20/13 5:14 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

You have to have left in order to be back.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/20/13 5:14 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Melendez is Pettis biggest fan right now though.

AdmiralCackbar site profile image  

10/20/13 5:07 PM by AdmiralCackbar

Honestly, I'd rather Aldo and Pettis just fight within their divisions. Both have a few exciting challengers lining up.

GreatCornholio site profile image  

10/20/13 5:02 PM by GreatCornholio

If like to see him against Pettis. Dos Anjos for a warmup?

MMALOGIC site profile image  

10/20/13 2:53 PM by MMALOGIC

These are the guys currently in the LW mix: - TJ Grant - Melendez - Dos Anjos - Nurmegomedov I would like to see TJ Grant vs Melendez and Dos Anjos vs Nurmegomedov.  And while that shakes out id like to see pettis vs Aldo.