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12/20/12 8:59 PM
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“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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12/20/12 9:03 PM
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Gil should've been brought over after he murdered Kawajiri. That was when his stock was at its highest.

Now he's been middling in Strikeforce (though no fault of his own) with two lackluster defenses over Masvidal and Josh Thomson. Gil is a savage though and I'd love to see him fight Bendo.
12/20/12 9:22 PM
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LOL!  Seems Gil has gotten over his debilitating case of Evadeahealy.

12/20/12 9:26 PM
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LOL , Benson is the clear #1 Gil needs to beat someone in the UFC to prove he belongs in the top 5 Phone Post
12/20/12 9:26 PM
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gil is actually correct

12/20/12 9:31 PM
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Normally the number 1 doesnt need to beat the number 2 to truly be called number 1. Its usually the other way around.

Gilbert needs to beat Bendo to be the best, Bendo is already the best.

And Pettis is probably the win Bendo wants more because he is the one who beat Bendo last.

But I hope they make Bendo/GIlbert to unify the straps.
12/20/12 9:32 PM
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CMX -  LOL , Benson is the clear #1 Gil needs to beat someone in the UFC to prove he belongs in the top 5 Phone Post

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12/20/12 9:32 PM
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LoL @ El Niño
12/20/12 9:33 PM
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Ridiculous. Phone Post
12/20/12 9:39 PM
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I think Gil is correct Phone Post
12/20/12 9:45 PM
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I can't wait for the crying if this happens. OMG the rankings! Gil's coming off a split decision! This is the WWE!
12/20/12 9:53 PM
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Benson is undoubtedly No. 1.

Gil is undoubtedly just mouthy until he can prove otherwise.
12/20/12 9:54 PM
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Mix6APlix - And talking your way to a title shot continues....

Gils definitely hopping on that wagon, but he already deserves a fight with Benson with what he's accomplished at 155 in his career
12/20/12 9:56 PM
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Vice Versa i'd love to see this fight.
12/20/12 10:02 PM
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Gil would be so much more fun to watch. Far more exciting! Phone Post
12/20/12 10:03 PM
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He needs a fight to prove he's top 5. Phone Post
12/20/12 10:08 PM
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Hes a good fighter, has star power, and has the belt that needs to be unified. This fight should be done immediately.
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Mix6APlix - And talking your way to a title shot continues....

Gil is the number 2 LW in the world and the SF champ, he aint talking his way into anything.

and only Sonnen has talked his way into a title shot, at LHW.

12/20/12 10:08 PM
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he is right. to me he was the top lightweight fighter, just because he wasn't in the ufc, he was still the top. i think ben needs to take this fight to prove he is the best in the world. just like condit took the diaz fight. let ufc clean up the bellator champs, strike force champs. much like what the did with pride fighters. in order to be the best you have to clean up all the champs from other big organizations.
12/20/12 10:11 PM
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I thought Josh beat him >.>
12/20/12 10:12 PM
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Does he really need to beat Gil? I'm sure the judges have something to day about that. He didn't beat Edgar, but he's the champ...
12/20/12 10:13 PM
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He can talk all he wants, but theres lots of fights in the UFC he can take outside Henderson to show he deserves a shot.

And Kelby..there is only *1* big organization. I think its been shown again and again that being a champ elsewhere certainly does not automatically make you #1 contender UFC material. Im not saying its the rule of course, but theres plenty of talent in the UFC outside Henderson that can give Gil a run for his money.
12/20/12 10:23 PM
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It's being generous to place Gil in the top-5. Benson has nothing to prove. He beat Frankie, a top P4P fighter, twice. He completely outclassed Nate, and Nate would beat Gil.
12/20/12 10:59 PM
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time traveling 12er - I can't wait for the crying if this happens. OMG the rankings! Gil's coming off a split decision! This is the WWE!
Haha exactly! Phone Post
12/20/12 11:16 PM
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Set this shit up. I would love to watch this fight Phone Post

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