Did Gilbert Melendez retire

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  1. Kowboy Karl Brown Belt

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    I know he had a rough patch losing streak but never seemed to have an official goodbye

    Wasnt he gonna drop to 145 or something?
     
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    Don't know. But he doesn't seem like he has the frame or mass to make 145
     
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  3. Creative Hijab Double Yellow Card

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    Are you saying post USADA Giblert is fighting Lil Platinum for the 135 strap?
     
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  4. BronanTheLibrarian White Belt

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    I think he's still suspended
     
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    He got caught using steroids. 2 year ban IIRC.
     
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  6. KhabibTheBeagle As you were LG x

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    He got suspended after Alvarez, came back, and lost to Barboza almost a year ago. Not heard anything from him since some rumblings in January.
     
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  7. KhabibTheBeagle As you were LG x

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    Did he not serve a year after he fought Alvarez?

    Just checked, that was definitely the case.
     
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  8. Coolidge Afro-Centric At Heart

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    His name is Giblert.
     
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    I think that suspension ended a year ago
     
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  10. BronanTheLibrarian White Belt

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    You're right, I thought he was suspended for 2 years.
     
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    a few months ago, Giblets said he was dropping to 145 for a run at that title before he hands the gloves up. It would appear that nothing since that statement has been posted.
     
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    He's been taking care of some nagging injuries. He's still training and is now working toward his next fight at 145.
     
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    Barboza's a tough fight to come back after a year off

    Melendez should face the loser of Chiesa vs Kevin Lee or the loser of Gaethje vs Menace Johnson
     
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    Giblert will be back.
     
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    Hopefully he comes back and takes 145 by storm. The guy still has some left for a run at contention.
     
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  16. Jawth Silver Belt

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    Feed him to Ragin Al if he ever comes back.
     
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