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Thursday, 03/15/2012, 11:33 am

Cesar Gracie Wants UFC Fighter For Gilbert Melendez | Still Prefers Penn Or Pettis


“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. It depends on the relationship between Dana White (UFC president) and Showtime (TV channel that broadcasts and managers Strikeforce). That’s the problem. 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.”

Cesar Gracie is still campaigning for his pupil, Gilbert Melendez” target=”_blank”>Gilbert Melendez, to be matched up with a UFC import and he still desires either BJ Penn or Anthony Pettis.

We reported a few days ago that Cesar was confirming Gil’s spot on the San Jose Strikeforce card in May, and at that time he was also requesting a fight against Penn or Pettis.

But how will the UFC talk any of their current contenders into making a promotional switch?

Should Cesar lower his expectations a bit, what are your thoughts?

(Quote via tatame.com)

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