Coker Wants To See Melendez Vs. Alvarez

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker spoke about current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez and who fans can expect to see him defend the title against next last week:

“With Gilbert, we're going to take a look at what Pat Healy does next. We don't know who he's fighting next (it's Hirota now) but we're going to definitely put him in there with someone tough to see how he does. By the time Gilbert fights again, either we're going to sign somebody to come in and fight him or we're going to take another look at Pat and see if he's the right guy.”

Coker was also questioned about the possibility of bringing in Eddie Alvarez who will be a free agent in the coming months:

“Come on over to Strikeforce, (Eddie Alvarez), let's do the Melendez fight. That would be fantastic. I think that he's a guy who is extremely talented that we would love to have in Strikeforce to fight Gilbert. It would be great. … If he is a free agent and he is really free of any contractual relations, make the call. Eddie, come on down, let's put the Melendez fight together.”


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