Melendez & UFC having contract dispute

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gilbert Melendez was a better judges decision away from being the UFC lightweight champion, but now finds himself in a position where he might be looking to fight elsewhere.

UFC President Dana White spoke with Ariel Helwani of UFC Tonight and was quite poignant in his assessment of how the contract negotiation was going.

“It’s not looking good. I spoke to UFC President Dana White yesterday. He said, ‘I’m done with Gilbert. I like Gilbert very much, but I don’t like his manager.’ He has the same manager as GSP. Dana said: ‘Being GSP’s best friend doesn’t make you a good manager.’ Dana said if Gilbert wants to fight in the UFC, he should call Lorenzo quickly and he also should start looking elsewhere.”