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.