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Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery, January return not set

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Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery to repair a bad tear to his AC joint, though a timetable for his return is unknown.

Melendez's manager and father, Gilbert Melendez Sr., expressed optimism that his son will be able to compete on a Strikeforce card planned for mid-January, though it depends on how quickly the fighter's recovery progresses.

"There's no definite yes," Melendez today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "It all depends if his body is healing on time as we anticipate."

The junior Melendez currently is working with Dr. Warren King, the current chief of orthopedic surgery for the Oakland Raiders and a team physician for the Golden State Warriors, to make sure the process goes smoothly.











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Post #1   10/26/12 8:45:48AM   

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They need to go ahead and bring him over to the UFC

Post #2   10/26/12 10:17:16AM   

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Posted by Biggavelli

They need to go ahead and bring him over to the UFC


Agreed.
Long overdue imo

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Post #3   10/26/12 10:28:54AM