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Gilbert Melendez Not Jumping to UFC Ship Yet, Will Face Jorge Masvidal Next

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Forgive me guys but IMO Melendez is only a notch or two above average. One can say he has defeated a few top contenders but a contradictory argument can be made as well. This is a gray area and I am not going to entertain the thought...

But anyway, your opinions have been noted and I will eat my words if and when I am proven wrong.

3 scenarios for Melendez if and when he comes to the ufc.

1. He gets a top contender fight (bad idea)

2. He immediately gets a unification title fight if he is still the champion( bad, bad - very bad idea )

3. He gets a so call easy fight ( still a bad idea because the depth of the LW division in the ufc is so deep and filled with talent - A ufc LW whose ranking is seated at 15 - 20 is still a very good fighter and will definitely not be an easy win for Melendez )



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the amount of stupidity on this thread is unbearable.



That being said because I didn't specify who im referring to I should not be addressed by the mods.

But if you have eyes and can read you should be able to tell who I'm referring to.

Post #17   8/13/11 4:31:40AM   

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Posted by quezocrema0032

the amount of stupidity on this thread is unbearable.



That being said because I didn't specify who im referring to I should not be addressed by the mods.

But if you have eyes and can read you should be able to tell who I'm referring to.



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I dunno, i think Kawajiri, Aoki, Thomson, & Guida are all capable of jumping into the UFC's LW division successfully. Only time will tell.

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LOL im the only one to vote Jorge. I do want him to win but Gilbert is probably a little too polished for him, especially considering ive seen drug dealers work harder than jorge does during training.

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Jorge does have really nice hands. Very fluid, good reach, stinging power. The fact that Paul Daley took him down so much has me worried about what Gilbert can do if things get tough on the feet.

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Posted by Pookie

Jorge does have really nice hands.



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Posted by KungFuMaster

Here is my prediction of Melendez's mma career.

1. Strike Force folds
2. Melendez signs with ufc
3. Suffers 3 straight losses in a row
4. Eventually gets cut

On paper, Melendez may be seated second or third but that is only because Strike Force does not have a stacked LW division like the ufc. IMO, Melendez will lose to LW gate keepers in the ufc.

Here is a list of UFC LW fighters who I think should be able to win against Melendez.

1. Bocek
2. Cerrone
3. Danzig
4. Dunham
5. Edgar
6. Edwards
7. Furgerson
8. Fisher
9. Gomi
10. Guida
11. Guillard
12. Henderson
13. Lauzon
14. Lentz
15. Maynard
16. C Miller
17. J Miller
18. C. Oliveira
19. Pettis
20. Sherk
21. Sotiropulous
22. Stout
23. Tibau



Don't see him ever being a champ in the UFC or even earning a title shot really, but I think he can beat at least half of this list.

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Posted by quezocrema0032

the amount of stupidity on this thread is unbearable.






But this thread is so much smarter now that you are here.

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Post #24   8/13/11 1:07:37PM   

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Posted by KungFuMaster

Here is my prediction of Melendez's mma career.

1. Strike Force folds
2. Melendez signs with ufc
3. Suffers 3 straight losses in a row
4. Eventually gets cut

On paper, Melendez may be seated second or third but that is only because Strike Force does not have a stacked LW division like the ufc. IMO, Melendez will lose to LW gate keepers in the ufc.

Here is a list of UFC LW fighters who I think should be able to win against Melendez.

1. Bocek
2. Cerrone
3. Danzig
4. Dunham
5. Edgar
6. Edwards
7. Furgerson
8. Fisher
9. Gomi
10. Guida
11. Guillard
12. Henderson
13. Lauzon
14. Lentz
15. Maynard
16. C Miller
17. J Miller
18. C. Oliveira
19. Pettis
20. Sherk
21. Sotiropulous
22. Stout
23. Tibau



i take it you have barely watched him fight

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I have seen enough of him. As a token of my appreciation for Melendez, here is a gift for Melendez and his supporters.

Gift

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Posted by KungFuMaster

Here is my prediction of Melendez's mma career.

1. Strike Force folds
2. Melendez signs with ufc
3. Suffers 3 straight losses in a row
4. Eventually gets cut

On paper, Melendez may be seated second or third but that is only because Strike Force does not have a stacked LW division like the ufc. IMO, Melendez will lose to LW gate keepers in the ufc.

Here is a list of UFC LW fighters who I think should be able to win against Melendez.

1. Bocek
2. Cerrone
3. Danzig
4. Dunham
5. Edgar
6. Edwards
7. Furgerson
8. Fisher
9. Gomi
10. Guida
11. Guillard
12. Henderson
13. Lauzon
14. Lentz
15. Maynard
16. C Miller
17. J Miller
18. C. Oliveira
19. Pettis
20. Sherk
21. Sotiropulous
22. Stout
23. Tibau



If you arnt trolling you must be very new to the sport. I would say at least 90% of these dudes would get obliterated by Melendez. Most of these fights would seriously scare me. Fighter safety is of utmost importance and throwing someone like Furgeson in a fight with Melendez would in no way be remotely safe.

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