Gil Melendez wants to avenge his homie Nate Diaz


UFC President Dana White said recently that Gil Melendez may get a title bout with lightweight champion Benson Henderson in his first UFC fight.

Melendez is game for obvious reasons, not the least of which is Henderson recently beat Gil's friend and teammate, Nate Diaz.

"Benson is an amazing fighter, tough guy," said Melendez. "Initially I wasn't too impressed with his WEC days, but as soon he made his first appearance in the UFC, in I think Toronto, Canada against Bocek, I was really impressed. I've seen him improving ever fight since.

"He is an impressive guy, but I match up very well with him, and I think I can beat him.

"You're hurt because your buddy lost, and I feel like Nate didn't perform his best. He had some things going on. Benson did pop him in the eye. You want to whip the dudes ass, you want to beat him up. You want to avenge your team, avenge your homie, but much respect to the guy. Nothing personal, but you want a piece of him."

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Nick Fury site profile image  

1/7/13 4:23 AM by Nick Fury

looking forward to Gil coming to the UFC.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

1/7/13 1:49 AM by MMALOGIC

like having the biggest dick in china.

hmb site profile image  

1/7/13 1:16 AM by hmb

Let's be real. I am a 209/CG Team WHORE but Gil really wants a piece because he got tapped. It's easier to say what he said.Benson is a tough fight for anyone at 155. I seriously think he can hang with GSP.

LayzieTheSavage site profile image  

1/7/13 1:08 AM by LayzieTheSavage

Good interview.... :P

stonepony site profile image  

1/7/13 12:51 AM by stonepony

Automatic shot would be ridiculous. They might do it because they want the PPV sales before his stock plummets. He's not better than Nate and he won't do better than Nate did against Benson. Force him to take at least one fight against one top-contender first, and he'll never get a shot at Benson.He should be fighting Eddie Alvarez, and not for a #1 contender spot. Should be a #1 contender bout after that.

Jaybrone site profile image  

1/6/13 11:16 PM by Jaybrone

I don't think Gil deserves the automatic shot at the moment. After the Aoki fight I would have said hell yes. But 3 fights since that fight in Apr '10? While I think part of that is SF's inability to get things done. I think Gil's lack of activity has hurt his standing with in a tough and stacked division. And he didn't look all that great against Thomson in the last fight.

Read this if youre stupid site profile image  

1/6/13 10:53 PM by Read this if youre stupid

I never was all that impressed with wec-bendo either. But he got attention in canada. I hope gil can transition equally well. Either way i see bendo winning a SD.

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

1/6/13 10:42 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Being Realistic=Being a HaterUg logic

HandyDarsh site profile image  

1/6/13 10:16 PM by HandyDarsh

typical diaz hater vs diaz fan conversation^^^^^

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

1/6/13 10:08 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Ok 209 fanboy, ill make sure to check on you after nick gets his ass kicked by GSP.