Dana White: "Gilbert Melendez will probably get Lightweight title shot right away."

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  1. Hufusopem

    Hufusopem Brown Belt

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    Since word came out last month that Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez wouldn't be fighting in the promotion's final event in January, there's been a lot of speculation on who he'll face after coming to the UFC. For his part, Melendez has been campaigning for an immediate shot at the current UFC 155 lb. champ Ben Henderson. Although some think he should get an introductory fight first.

    Thursday, following the UFC 155 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White told media members that he agrees with Melendez (via MMA Fighting):

    Granted, Dana has been less than consistent following through on his promises of title contention. But, this does at least show that Melendez is in the proverbial mix.



    reference- http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/12/...gil-melendez-immediate-lightweight-title-shot
     
  2. SimonNova

    SimonNova Sire of Sin

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    book it right now!

    Bendo via total domination
     
  3. AssWhoopin

    AssWhoopin The Mutt

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    Good... He has been a top 5 lw since what, 2008??? He deserves a big fight! My .02
     
  4. Ronnie911

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    I've got no qualms with that
     
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    Anyone who has a problem with that is an idiot
     
  6. mrsinister

    mrsinister Brown Belt

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    Cesar Gracie must have something incriminating on Dana.
     
  7. AndyGoaty**

    AndyGoaty** Banned Banned

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    Good he is the #1 LW after all
     
  8. eXtv

    eXtv Red Belt

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    He is ranked #3 or something, with #2 as Edgar.

    Makes the most sense for him to fight Bendo.
     
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    Book it! Do it!
     
  10. MolesyMMA

    MolesyMMA Silver Belt

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    Yeah, and Jonny Hendricks vs Martin Kampmann was a title eliminator.
     
  11. dan halen

    dan halen Blue Belt

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    No complaints on this end. Bendo by UD and Gilbert drops to '45.
     
  12. Cazador

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    No complains here.
     
  13. benjaminbuttons

    benjaminbuttons Banned Banned

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    or maybe they thought Gil lost his last fight.

    i have no problems with this as long as it happens in April and Pettis(if he beats Cowboy) doesnt have to wait past July/August.
     
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    poor pettis, after he beats Cerrone he needs to start talking shit
     
  15. Terror Zone

    Terror Zone Banned Banned

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    Pretty simple really, by far the most deserving contender.
     
  16. Terror Zone

    Terror Zone Banned Banned

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    Or maybe they thought Bendo lost the Edgar rematch and Gil has already been the #1 LW for a while.
     
  17. beastlightnbs

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    Awesome to hear!

    WAR Gil!!!!!!!
     
  18. radrnatn

    radrnatn Blue Belt

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    gil has been ranked in the top 5 since like 06.he's long overdue
     
  19. drstrangelov

    drstrangelov Hey.

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    Melendez is a quality fighter, but he's little more than a trophy for Bendo at this point. It's Jones-Rampage at 155.
     
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    Should be Showtime if he beats Cerrone.
     

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