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 Melendez has been sidelined again.
The news comes from Tatame, and UFC/Zuffa President Dana White said on a fan chat with the Montreal Gazette earlier in the day Friday that he believed Melendez was going to be off the January show.
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Pat Healy knows that fighting Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce title is a very big deal, but if the promotion came calling and wanted him to fight before that, he'd have a hard time turning them down. read news >>
Pat Healy is known in MMA circles as a "grinder."
Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez is aware of this, but he's not
worried that he'll be stifled for five rounds when they fight. He's
already been there with onetime UFC welterweight title challenger Jake
"If anyone can replicate Pat, it's Jake," Melendez said today. "I lock
horns with a lot of guys, and the first thing I do is say, 'They've got
nothing on Jake.'"
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Pat Healy is open to any advantage he can get in a
fight against champ and betting favorite Gilbert Melendez.
The Strikeforce lightweight title challenger said today that he's
working with a sports psychologist to help him deliver a pitch-perfect
performance at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy."
"I was a little wary to begin it, but the guy, Dr. Steve, is a great
fit," Healy said. "When you hear guys like Michael Jordan and Tiger
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World-ranked lightweight Gilbert Melendez now has a date and opponent for his next Strikeforce title defense. read news >>
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All the guessing about Gilbert Melendez’s next opponent came to a halt on Wednesday when Strikeforce announced that its lightweight champion would square off with Pat Healy on Sept. 29.
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Anthony Pettis will defend his UFC lightweight title December 6 against top contender Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181.
The fight will be Pettis' first title defense. For that matter, it's the first bout of any kind for "Showtime" since he won the belt from Benson Henderson last August at UFC 164.
Pettis himself broke the news Monday while a guest on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani. "December 6 is going to be the date of my next fight; it'll be out here in Vegas," Pettis said. "I got w read news >>
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Another Bellator champion is sidelined with an injury.
Days after Eddie Alvarez was forced to pull out of a lightweight title fight against Michael Chandler, featherweight champion Pat Curran has suffered a calf strain during training and won’t be able to put his title on the line against two-time tournament winner Patricio Freire on June 6 in Thackerville, Okla.
"I’ve been training incredibly hard for this fight by pushing myself to my absolute limits in training," Curran stated in a release. " read news >>
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The UFC president confirmed a Lightweight title fight between champ Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez for the final UFC of 2014 in December.
UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis is currently set to make his next title defense against former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez at the final UFC event of 2014. It's possible the event will be UFC 182 and will likely take place in Las Vegas, Nevada possibly on December 27.
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Daniel Straus had such a struggle making weight for his title fight with Pat Curran that he shaved his trademark dreadlocks. After his loss, he’s looking forward to a potential fourth fight with his nemesis and “brother.” Filed under: Bellator, News Tagged: (...) read news >>
Gilbert Melendez saw Benson Henderson's hand get raised, and right away he started looking for the silver lining. It didn't take long for the former Strikeforce lightweight champion to find one after Henderson beat him in a UFC title fight at UFC on FOX 7 in April. read news >>