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Gilbert Melendez! Fight In Japan On The Horizon?


Strikeforce Interim Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez was recently interviewed by Japanese magazine and website Kamipro for their Special December issue. A part of the interview has been posted on Sportsnavi.

When asked about a third fight with Mitsuhiro Ishida, Melendez said that the first fight was a questionable/delicate decision so he wanted to settle the dispute. However, he thinks that he was able to win very clearly the second time, so his answer to a third fight is no.

About the cooperation between DREAM and Strikeforce, Melendez thinks that it’s a wonderful thing. He says that he’s looking forward to fighting top ranked fighters in front of the Japanese fans again.

Also in the interview, Melendez talked about Shinya Aoki, who he is very motivated/eager to fight.

  1. S
    November 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Does it say he could fight on nye?

  2. November 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    S :

    Does it say he could fight on nye?

    not in the parts outside of the magazine.

  3. ShootJunkie
    November 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Kinbd of douchey that he will not grant a 3rd fight to Ishida.

  4. ShootJunkie
    November 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    By the way, I wonder what his thoughts are on that questionable win over Kawajiri? I wonder if he’ll try and dismiss a 2nd match with him as well. Probably, as Kawa would absolutely steamroll him.

  5. cacti
    November 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I would love to see him on NYE against Alvarez or Hansen, that would be sick. Dream seems to be getting the short end of this “deal” with strikeforce.

  6. whomever
    November 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I thought Melendez was going to be fighting in December for Strikeforce. I’d love to see him fight in DREAM in 2010, for sure.

  7. kawa's boy toy
    November 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    That’s bullshit! Melendez won Ishida only because Ishida got less than 2 weeks notice for the fight. Melendez is a fuckin’ pussy. I bet he’ll puss out on a Kawajiri rematch which also was a “questionable” decision in favor of himself.

  8. zzzzzz
    November 6, 2009 at 4:34 am

    please feed to crusher

  9. RSun
    November 6, 2009 at 5:46 am

    what an ass that melendez is..he lost fair and square in the first fight…got owned by ishida’s wrestling.

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