Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez UFC Bound Says White

October 3, 2011 8:10 am
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Kawajiri

“Yeah, we do want to bring Gilbert Melendez over, and we’re looking at it right now. We’re looking to bring Gilbert Melendez over ASAP. [The title shot] is a possibility. The thing is with that division, it’s so stacked, there are a lot of possibilities. We’ll see what happens with the timing.”

During this past weekend’s UFC on Versus 6 post-fight festivities, UFC president Dana White confirmed that he intends on bringing over Gilbert Melendez to the UFC’s lightweight division.

With a pending matchup set between Melendez and Masvidal for the upcoming Strikeforce event in December, it is unclear if White’s plans will jeopardize the title fight or not.

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