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I don't understand how Gilbert Melendez is the number 2 LW over Grey Maynard. I know Maynard hasn't won since Florian but still I don't understand. For people to include Melendez in the top 10 P4P is beyond my understanding. The kid hasn't fought anybody yet. IMO he couldn't beat the top 5 LW's in the UFC. He hasn't any body on the UFC's level. Shinya Aoki shouldn't even be mentioned.

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It's like everyone gets pumped about these fighters in Strikeforce but they don't do well at all against UFC fighters. Shields won a very close split decision against Kampan and has lost 2 fights in a row.... People want to see Hendo fight Anderson Silva but why? Do people not remember the first fight? Hendo barely beat Franklin (ok) and beat Bisping. If he lost to Shields why the hell to people want to see him fight Silva? Because he beat Babalu? Because he beat an old Fedor? The fighters in Strikeforce are nothing close to UFC caliber.

Post #1   10/25/11 2:49:56PM   

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Post #2   10/25/11 2:51:05PM   

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im with you on this subject. i think the UFC truely has the creme of the crop in fighters and never have i seen a champ come from another organization be what people expexted, anderson silva came from pride, but at that time pride was the top notch fighter as well as the UFC. perfect example is pettis, hes good but not UFC champion material. maybe down the road but not now. as for melendez, he'll come to the ufc and find out that the division is deep and he cant swim that well

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Post #3   10/25/11 2:56:47PM   

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Melendez doesn't deserve the #2 spot. Yeah, wins over Kawajiri, Aoki, and Thomson are impressive, but don't call for him to be #2. That's all I'll say on the matter, because if I continue I might end up fighter bashing.

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In my opinion he isn't number 2. He's top 5 because of being able to dominate Kawajiri like no one has and beating Aoki who was top 5 at the time of the fight. Rankings are all opinionated anyways though so there's always going to be rankings people don't agree with.

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On my list, Melendez makes the top 20 - and my list is what counts.......for me.

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Melendez would take out Edgar.

But I dont make the rankings.

Post #7   10/25/11 3:30:00PM   

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The quality of their competition is no different. Examine both Melendez and Maynard's record.

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Posted by Pookie

The quality of their competition is no different. Examine both Melendez and Maynard's record.



I don't know about that.

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Post #9   10/25/11 5:00:19PM   

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I don't think he should be 2, but I would have him in the top 5. He has showed how tough he can be. I think competition does matter, and I dont think Melendez has faced it. I would like to see him in the UFC in the near future. I think it would be good for him, and he should be able to prove his ranking then.

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I don't think Melendez is even top 5

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Posted by emfleek

Look no further than the question itself.


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Posted by emfleek

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Posted by TeamDEY

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I think the question everyone should be asking themselves is...where does the "other" Gilbert rank?



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Roger Huerta by SD, Nate Diaz by SD. Jim Miller by UD.

All those are on a Kawajiri calibre level. And Melendez dominated him.

Aoki is a top level fighter at 155. And Melendez dominated him.

Maynard beat Edgar, but Edgar wasnt the same calibre fighter then as he is now. So i don't view it as beating the same edgar of today, who IMO won 7 of the 9 rounds he fought against maynard ever since.

I think Maynard is overrated, and that Melendez and Alvarez would both handily beat him in a fight. I don't see his wins as any more impressive than Melendez's.

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