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No longer UFC-bound, Strikeforce's Melendez insists focus still unchanged

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

SAN DIEGO - It's amazing how much a single phone call can completely change the stakes of a fistfight. For the past few weeks, it was generally assumed that Strikeforce lightweight champ...

UFC's Gilbert Melendez says he took 'foot off the gas' but thought he still won

Posted by system system 12 months ago from

SAN JOSE, Calif. – To put it simply, Gilbert Melendez thought he had done enough. But in retrospect, he realizes he took his foot off the gas at the wrong time.

Gilbert Melendez: To Be Undoubtedly No. 1 Benson Henderson Still Has to Go Through Him

Posted by system system 1 year ago from

Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez says that UFC champ Benson Henderson still has a test in front of him before he can tout himself as the true No. 1 lightweight in the world.

Reports: Champ Gilbert Melendez still sidelined, out of January title fight with Pat Healy

Posted by system system 1 year ago from

There's almost no other way to put it: Here we go again. Two months ahead of his title defense at Strikeforce's next card - and reportedly its last card - lightweight champion Gilbert M...

Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy headlines Strikeforce's September event

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Gilbert Melendez returns to action in September, and Pat Healy will be the next man to try and take his Strikeforce lightweight title. today learned the matchup with sources...

White: Penn declined Strikeforce's Melendez but eyeing UFC return at 170 pounds

Posted by system system 1 year ago from

NEW YORK CITY - So it turns out there was something to those rumblings of Gilbert Melendez vs. B.J. Penn for the Strikeforce lightweight title, after all. Following today's pre-UFC on FO...

Melendez vs. Thomson III, Kyle vs. Cavalcante targeted for Strikeforce's May event

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson will soon settle a score. Multiple sources close to the event today told that verbal agreements are in place for a rubber match between th...

Strikeforce's oft-injured Thomson looks for healthy return, third Melendez fight

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

Josh Thomson would understand if fans have forgotten about him. After all, it's been 15 months since he most recently fought on U.S. soil, and when he did, the crowd wasn't altogether ha...

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KJ Noons: The Title Is Still Important But He Has to Focus on Josh Thomson (Video)

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

K.J. Noons still wants to fight for the Strikeforce lightweight title, but his focus is all about fighting Josh Thomson and he can't ignore the challenge in front of him.

Strikeforce's Daniel Cormier still unsure of timetable for return

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

Seven months after he broke his right hand, Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier is still unsure of when he'll be ready to fight Josh Barnett. "I would imagine they would wait, and I ...

Champ Melendez brushes off 'ignorant' critics, puts future in Strikeforce's hands

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

SAN DIEGO - Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez admits he may bringing some of it upon himself. After all, if you're going to claim to be the best in the world, you'd bette...

UFC 137's Nelson says 'Cro Cop' still one of world's best but no longer intimidating

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

LAS VEGAS - There was a time, not all that long ago, when stepping into the cage with striking specialist Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic was considered an awfully risky proposition. But with ...

Despite Strikeforce's uncertain future, K.J. Noons 'will still have my job'

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SAN DIEGO - Onetime Strikeforce welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons isn't just returning under the burden of back-to-back losses. The future of his promotional home is uncertain. Ne...

Despite main-event win, Strikeforce's Caros Fodor says biggest fights are still on deck

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KENT, Wash. -Competing in front of friends and family in his home state, popular prospect Caros Fodor earned his fourth straight Strikeforce victory on Friday in the Strikeforce Challengers ...

Strikeforce's Tyron Woodley eyes welterweight belt, still unsure of next appearance

Posted by system system 2 years ago from

Tyron Woodley has been scratching his head a lot in the past few weeks. He's taken on and beaten six consecutive foes in his run with Strikeforce, enough to put himself on the radar for ...

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