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Friday, 12/14/2012, 11:13 am

Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS


“I want to fight Benson Henderson. I think a champion versus champion fight makes absolute sense right now. I think we already know how things are going to work out between Benson Henderson and a lot of other lightweight fighters in the UFC, but I’m that mystery fighter. No one really knows how I’m going to matchup with anyone. I have been around for a long time and have been the top lightweight in the world before Benson or any of these other guys.

“I think I have a lot of answers for his style. Sometimes he fights a wrestler like Guida who doesn’t have great hands, and sometimes he fights strikers who can’t really wrestle. Look at his fights against “Cowboy” Cerrone back in the day, or even Pettis. I have that wrestling pedigree where he ain’t taking me down, and I’ll be stuffing some shots. I’m not backing away, and I’ll be dropping some bombs. I’m not an easy guy to stand with. I have a lot of power, and I’m not running away from kicks. I don’t run away from anything. I hold my ground. I’ll be coming for him, and anything he dishes out I’ll be answering back twice as hard.”

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez tells The Bleacher Report that he is ready for a champion vs. champion bout to prove he is the best lightweight fighter in the world.

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4 Comments to Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS

  1. tuff gong says:

    I guess little Gilbert is heartbroken about his boy nate getting taken to school last week. It will be the same ass whoopn for him too. Easy to talk about it like diaz did, much harder to do as we all found out. Good try on promoting ur own fight, but I Dnt see melendez winning this

  2. Nando says:

    What is it about caesar gracie fighters that makes them feel so entitled. That strike force belt is worth about being ranked 5th in the ufc & that’s being generous. Earn your shot, Gil.

  3. JUST A FAN says:

    Fucken Aye ! El Nino is coming !

  4. Nick says:

    No, just no. Melendaz needs to earn his shot. He’s talking about Ben’s fights against Pettis and Cerrone, he hasn’t realized that Ben has evolved faster than any fighter I’ve witnessed from then.

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