Gil Melendez: Benson needs beat me to be ‘absolutely’ #1

Thursday, December 20, 2012

“Your eyes are always on the guy with the UFC strap,” said Gil Melendez. “Your eyes were on Frankie Edgar for a long time, and BJ for a long time, and everyone needs to adapt for the champ, to figure out how to beat them. I think about it all the time with Benson.”

“If he wants to be undoubtedly No. 1, I think that would be a good victory for him to prove it or for me to prove otherwise. Another fight if I was in the UFC would be fine with me as well, but I’m ready now.”

“I hope everyone would get as excited as I would be about that. In a perfect world. I’d love that fight with Benson, I really would.”

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