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3/15/12 1:38 PM
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“Melendez’s situation is complex right now. We still don’t have an opponent, date or place set… They said he could fight in San Jose but it’ll probably change. They mentioned Josh Thomson but then said it was not going to happen”, Cesar told TATAME.

BJ Penn and Anthony Perris are among the options, and Cesar wouls love to see Melendez against them.

“I spoke to Joe Silva (UFC’s matchmaker) and he told me maybe some UFC fighters will go to Strikeforce. We would really like to see him fighting Pettis or BJ, but we are still not sure about what’s going to happen”.

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3/15/12 2:07 PM
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3/15/12 2:12 PM
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What he should have done is sign with the UFC when his Strikeforce contract was up. Instead he chose to resign with Strikeforce, so he should fight whatever challengers Stikeforce lines up instead of hoping for a move to the UFC.
3/15/12 2:12 PM
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they shouldnt send anyone, why should Dana give up his talent for Showtime to benefit when they won't take any of his suggestions on improving the product otherwise
3/15/12 2:13 PM
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unclehulka13 - I don't think I've seen enough of Melendez against elite competition to say he would beat penn or Pettis Phone Post
I have, I see Gilbert as the top lightweight in the world. That being said, Strikeforce should send Gilbert over to the UFC, to fight Pettis than the winner of the Edgar/Henderson rematch. Strikeforce should focus on women and a stepping stone to the UFC for the male fighters. Phone Post
3/15/12 2:34 PM
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unclehulka13 - I don't think I've seen enough of Melendez against elite competition to say he would beat penn or Pettis <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

anyone not in the ufc = non elite competition
you = n00b
3/15/12 2:37 PM
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REMATCH WITH GUIDA!
3/15/12 2:40 PM
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unclehulka13 - I don't think I've seen enough of Melendez against elite competition to say he would beat penn or Pettis <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

anyone not in the ufc = non elite competition
you = n00b




lol dont feed the trolls man. Remember when dayna said overeem was not top 10 and how he thought Brock lesnar would win lol
3/15/12 2:41 PM
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Ultimately it's the UFC's decision to keep Melendez there. They could have brought him over to the UFC but Gilbert helps Strikeforce stay afloat. he's 1 of the very very good fighters there. Eventually I'd love to see him against the top guys in the UFC... I think in time this will happen.
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3/15/12 3:19 PM
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Why would anyone go to strikeforce? isnt gilbert upset he ISNT in the UFC?
3/15/12 3:58 PM
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unclehulka13 - I don't think I've seen enough of Melendez against elite competition to say he would beat penn or Pettis <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

anyone not in the ufc = non elite competition
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lol dont feed the trolls man. Remember when dayna said overeem was not top 10 and how he thought Brock lesnar would win lol
So did alot fans not just dana. Theres been alot of discussion of it on here. Phone Post
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unclehulka13 -  I don't think I've seen enough of Melendez against elite competition to say he would beat penn or Pettis Phone Post

 lol, c'mon son.
Really?
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Sending Penn or Pettis to strike force would be a disrespect to both of them. Actually, sending any one from the UFC to SF would be a disrespect in general. Phone Post
3/15/12 4:20 PM
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Paradiso he didn't have a choice, he was bound to strikeforce by a champions clause, he had to resign with them
3/15/12 4:36 PM
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kizzy - Paradiso he didn't have a choice, he was bound to strikeforce by a champions clause, he had to resign with them


Not true. His contract was up and he chose to resign with Strikeforce.

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/2/7/1980033/gilbert-melendez-signs-new-strikeforce-deal
3/15/12 5:47 PM
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The titles should be unifed. I bet if Pettis or BJ knew that being SF champ meant UFC unification eventually would entice them, as well as $$$
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Sorry but if they ''force'' Pettis to move to strikeforce for the Melendez fight i am officially beginning a support group for the guy because he is structurally getting screwed over.
They should have given Pettis the titleshot against Hendo. I love Frankie but he lost fair and square and should have moved to fight either Melendez or another opponent in the lightweight division.He should get the next titleshot regardless of the outcome of the next Bendo Edgar fight (Bendo will take it again).

The only fighter moving from the UFC to Strikeforce (as opposed to fighting Melendez while he moves from Strikeforce to the UFC) is BJ. I do think it would make an interesting fight but if Melendez would get the W in that one they have to move him to the UFC (or hope that some really great talent comes through the lightweight division in the near future at Strikeforce).

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