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Monday, 10/03/2011, 08:10 am

Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez UFC Bound Says White

“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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