Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***
Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion.
Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying:
“I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too much s–t and like to fight more. I don’t really want to build a relationship with him. I think he feels the same.
“We’ve had a little bit of words, but other than that, we just keep it separate. Because we ain’t friends. I don’t want to like him, and he doesn’t want to like me, and we’re going to want to beat each other up. Ain’t no joke about that. I just don’t high-five and hug people like other people.”
“I think we’re the best salesmen in (focusing on the fight),” he said. “We’re both fighters, and the fight itself will sell. But a relationship isn’t going to work out.”