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The outcome of several fights slated for "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" could play a big part in Josh Thomson's next move. But in the meantime, the former lightweight champ told MMAjunkie.com Radio. that Strikeforce plans to offer current champ Gilbert Melendez a fourth fight against him. "From my understanding, they're going to offer him the rematch, and if it doesn't happen, it's not because of me," Thomson said. "I just want everyone to understand that." read news >>

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Finding motivation to fight Josh Thomson wasn't the grand struggle it was made out to be for Gilbert Melendez. "It's tough to get motivated sometimes just because if I was on the other end of the stick and I got a good opportunity, it's a lot easier to get motivated," he said after a close decision victory over Thomson at "Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final." Finding momentum during the fight was a different story. read news >>

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Josh Thomson said he's slotted to fight fellow lightweight Caros Fodor next month at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy." Although Strikeforce officials have made no announcement, Thomson revealed the bout to Sherdog. "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" takes place takes place Sept. 29 at Power Balance Arena in Sacramento, Calif. read news >>

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Former Strikeforce lightweight champ Josh Thomson was apparently acting as his own PR agent when he said Gilbert Melendez would be offered a fourth fight against him. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Saturday splashed cold water on that idea at the post-event press conference for "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." "That fight is not going to happen," Coker told MMAjunkie.com. "I know Josh, and he's an interesting character sometimes. Good guy, but that fight is not goi read news >>

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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. read news >>

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Daniel Cormier has his final fight set for Strikeforce while lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez looks to defend his belt again in January. read news >>

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With the last-minute cancellation of Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, many fighters are left scrambling. One fighter that has already landed a new gig is Cat Zingano. read news >>

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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 Shields. "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.'" read news >>

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The latest bout added to Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy is a showdown between lightweight contenders Josh Thomson and Caros Fodor. read news >>

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Quinn Mulhern will return to the Strikeforce cage on Sept. 29 for a welterweight bout with veteran Jorge Santiago. Mulhern announced the fight via Twitter, though Strikeforce officials haven't made a formal announcement. If finalized, the bout will be part of "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. read news >>

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After defending his title and winning his rubber match with Josh Thomson this past weekend, Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez heard the boos. He was confident his victory was just, so he immediately watched a recording of the fight and came to one logical conclusion about the dissenting fight fans. "Man, they're trippin','" he thought. read news >>

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If you wondered how the scorecards turned out at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier, particularly the Melendez vs. Thomson fight, check out the MMAWeekly.com Scorecard Gallery. Retweet this Share on Facebook • E read news >>

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Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will fight at the organization's recently announced May 19 event. Against whom? That's a good question. Josh Thomson and Pat Healy have emerged as top contenders. However, one of Melendez's coaches, Cesar Gracie, has two suggestions: current UFC fighters B.J. Penn or Anthony Pettis. read news >>

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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 happy with the judges' judgement. Then add in the rest of the time he's spent on the bench nursing this injury or that, and well, even he might have lost track if he were sitting in the stands. read news >>

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