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Thursday, 10/13/2011, 06:49 am

Masvidal: "I'm going to smash Melendez"

“I hope people overlook me. I’ve been paying my dues for a while, beating ranked guys. But I really don’t care. I’m gonna smash Gilbert, get a nice paycheque and then onto the next one…”

In an interview with, the Strikeforce lightweight number one contender goes on record and states that he will “smash” current champion, Gilbert Melendez.

With the two scheduled to face off on December 17, many people have overlooked the fact that Masvidal is in the wings, waiting to spoil the party for Gilbert Melendez, who is expected to go to the UFC after this fight.

Should Masvidal make good on his promise, it will more than likely be the opportunity of a lifetime for the ATT fighter as it’s a safe bet that he would be ushered straight to the UFC and possibly enter the title picture for a much discussed unification bout.

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10 Responses to “Masvidal: "I'm going to smash Melendez"”

  1. Xaninho says:

    I’ll enjoy this fight that’s for sure. They both fight their hearts out every time they set foot in the octagon.

  2. DVO says:

    Masvidal has always been a dark horse in the LW division. I hope he’s more aggressive and he will need to be if he wants be a LW champion. WAR MASVIDAL!!

  3. JOHN says:

    More agressive? Masvidal needs to keep doing what he’s doing, It’s working. Would love to see frankie edgar try and out box this dude… the LH division is in for a rude awakening! GAMEBRED FTW!

  4. steve says:

    who has gilbert melendez beat to be considered one of the best lightweights?

  5. Fortyb4five says:

    I got Masvidal in this one for sure.

  6. The natural says:

    I hope he whoops his ass but every interview I hear bout this fight there all sayin melendez shld walk thru him. I mean I guess that makes sense he’s ranked 30th in lw division and Gil always gets spoon feed to make him look good another SF fight nobody cares to c unless Gil loses

  7. mission control says:

    awesome, can’t wait to see those two go head to head.

  8. mmaislandjunkie says:

    masvidal gonna mess gilbert up. not a good year for the gracie camp.

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