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10/2/11 12:57 AM
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CAINtheBULL
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Ariel Helwani on twitter -

Dana says they are looking to bring @GilbertMelendez "now."


um... Maynard gave one of the worst interviews ever tonight. They probably lost PPV buys from his interview. haha. I kid.

Gil would be a great champion for the UFC. Very excited for this.
10/2/11 1:06 AM
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Ufc champ in 2012 Phone Post
10/2/11 1:10 AM
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TWO new tweets:

Gilbert Melendez
This would be awesome


Damon Martin
Gilbert Melendez coming to the UFC. Dana said the deal is being worked on right now but they want him in the UFC. #UFC @GilbertMelendez
10/2/11 1:13 AM
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Gil vs Pettis or Siver
10/2/11 1:21 AM
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Melendez, Alvarez and Lorenz Larkin Phone Post
10/2/11 1:29 AM
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good Lord Maynard sucked during that interview

Melendez is a nice addition but I don't see him dominating
10/2/11 1:33 AM
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So does this mean The Masvidal fight is off if so i wonder what their gonna do with the SF belt
10/2/11 1:34 AM
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10/2/11 1:41 AM
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Lil P - So does this mean The Masvidal fight is off if so i wonder what their gonna do with the SF belt

 At this point I dont really think they care.  They'll probably let whoever picks it out of the trash keep it.
10/2/11 1:43 AM
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shotime was promoting the masvidal fight during the boxing last night
10/2/11 1:48 AM
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Melendez v. Guida II/Henderson

Would be epic. That's of course if they give Melvin the title shot if he beats Joe, as Dana hinted at.

They should honestly just give it to Gil in the first place, they tried to give Diaz a unification fight, but they didn't give Hendo one (although that was just bad timing).
10/2/11 1:51 AM
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Gil vs Bendo would be fight of the year caliber IMO, since I'm assuming he won't get a title shot right away.
10/2/11 4:02 AM
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10/2/11 4:56 AM
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 Can't wait to see Gil in the UFC.  How about melendez vs melvin guilard?
10/2/11 5:34 AM
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Reporter: Do you think he could come over without another fight in Strikeforce?

Yeah. We're looking to bring in Gilbert Melendez over ASAP.

Would you give him an immediate title shot against the winner of whoever wins this weekend (at UFC 136 in Houston)?

It's a possibility. The thing is, with that division, it's so stacked there's a lot of possibilities. Like a guy like Melvin Guillard -- do you put him against him for the thing? Do you throw him right into the title? I don't know.

Usually timing has a lot to do with that. They have this title fight between Edgar and Maynard -- and praise the Lord nobody gets hurt; broken hand or this or that or all these other things that can happen -- so we'll see. We'll go with the flow.

But we're looking to bring Melendez over ASAP. ... Werdum too.

What about the winner of the (Daniel) Cormier-(Josh) Barnett fight (in the final of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix)?

Sure, yeah. We'll bring him over too.

(laughter from journalists)

Gilbert said that he expects to fight in December. Are you looking to possibly have him fight on the Toronto card?

I don't know. As soon as possible. We're looking to bring him over now.

You think that could be done fairly soon?

Yup. ... How many more ways do you guys want me to say we're bringing Gilbert Melendez over here?

Melendez is currently scheduled to fight Jorge Masvidal on a Dec. 17 card for Stan Jose. The USA TODAY/MMA Nation consensus rankings list Melendez at No. 3 for lightweights.

The Strikeforce heavyweight tournament final is scheduled for the first quarter of next year. Werdum, Barnett and Cormier are consensus top-10 heavyweights.





http://www.usatoday.com/sports/mma/post/2011-10-02/strikeforce-talent-shifting-to-ufc/550017/1
10/2/11 5:45 AM
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IMO.....scratch the Melendez/Masvidal fight and give Gil the winner of Edgar/Maynard and Masvidal the loser. And have both fights on Dec. 17


And BTW, I think I just broke a rib laughing so hard at USA Today at "having Meledez at No.3"...heheheh...now that's FUNNY
10/2/11 6:17 AM
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10/2/11 6:46 AM
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maynard and edgar have no personality at all so this is not surprising.
10/2/11 8:13 AM
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 I wanna see Gil fight Masvidal first
10/2/11 9:23 AM
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spliff -  I wanna see Gil fight Masvidal first

 THIS
10/2/11 11:31 AM
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spliff -  I wanna see Gil fight Masvidal first

 THIS



THIS THIS
10/2/11 11:35 AM
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seems the negotiations with Showtime aren't going well. Surprised he said they'll bring Barnett in
10/2/11 12:04 PM
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Dana is destroying Strikeforce imo.
Monopolies are not good.
10/2/11 12:07 PM
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Do really think Zuffa want to negotiate with Showtime? I don't fucking think so.

That will be the EXCUSE for strikeforce folding
10/2/11 12:18 PM
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skooter - IMO.....scratch the Melendez/Masvidal fight and give Gil the winner of Edgar/Maynard and Masvidal the loser. And have both fights on Dec. 17


And BTW, I think I just broke a rib laughing so hard at USA Today at "having Meledez at No.3"...heheheh...now that's FUNNY


Be careful, Gil might show up here and shut you down

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