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Melendez Reflects On War With Thomson

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Relief overshadowed joy in Gilbert Melendez’s successful bid to unify the Strikeforce lightweight title against Josh Thomson.In a fight certain to be on the short list for Fight of the Year, Melendez was smarter and sharper than his first meeting with Thomson in June 2008 – where he lost the title and took the interim strap waiting for Thomson to heal from multiple injuries – and took a unanimous decision nod for a second turn as undisputed champion at Saturday’s “Evolution.”

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Post #1   12/21/09 1:43:50PM   

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easy there buddy your good but better than anyone in the ufc is outrageous

Post #2   12/21/09 7:00:39PM   

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Yeah, I have to agree with you there. Melendez seems to be a pretty solid fighter but I think fighters like, Penn, Edgar, Florian and maybe even Sanchez would make him eat his words. With that being said though, I would definitely love to see him in the cage with those guys.

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Posted by Budgellism

Yeah, I have to agree with you there. Melendez seems to be a pretty solid fighter but I think fighters like, Penn, Edgar, Florian and maybe even Sanchez would make him eat his words. With that being said though, I would definitely love to see him in the cage with those guys.



I would add Maynard to that list

Post #4   12/22/09 7:23:18AM   

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Posted by Budgellism

Yeah, I have to agree with you there. Melendez seems to be a pretty solid fighter but I think fighters like, Penn, Edgar, Florian and maybe even Sanchez would make him eat his words. With that being said though, I would definitely love to see him in the cage with those guys.



I would add Maynard to that list



agreed, it surprises me how under the radar Maynard is after dismantling Edgar the way he did,

Post #5   12/22/09 7:26:16AM   

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he says that now but when strikeforce folds, melendez will be in the ufc
they have good lightweights too,
i gotta say with the dominance of penn, i do think the ufc needs to bring in some new talent like they did with belfort to the middleweight class this year and lil nog to light heavy

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I was thinking about adding Maynard to the list to be honest. His style has been a little boring in the past though. I guess that's why I didn't mention him. Terrible reason, but I just wouldn't like to see Melendez on his back for 3 rounds. With that being said though, I could definitely see Maynard trying to change his image up and stand and bang with Melendez, but in that case I see him losing.

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Post #7   12/22/09 2:08:04PM