Monday, October 18, 2021

Gilbert Melendez Ready To Become #1 Lightweight In The World

Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will defend his title against Tatsuya Kawajiri on April 9th and talked to KNOXX Gear this week about the upcoming fight and also talked about the the lightweight scene now that the UFC owns Strikeforce:

“(With UFC buying Strikeforce) now it seems like I might be fighting for a UFC title sooner than I thought. I'm in it to win it. I want to be the number one fighter in the world and I'm trying to prove that. So whoever has the strap is who I'd like to fight and I want to earn that. So I just want to keep on winning. I see that title possibly changing a couple times. Gray (Maynard) could be the champ in the next 2 months. After that Gray might lose to someone else like Clay Guida or Anthony Pettis. I see that title changing a lot. So whoever has the belt is basically who I want and whoever is going to prove I'm number one. And now I think it's going to happen.”

“Come check me out (on April 9th) I'm on a mission. I'm going to become the number one fighter by the end of my career. I guarantee you I'll be the number one lightweight in the world.”

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