Gilbert Melendez tells us he was hoping for a big UFC name, but will settle for Josh Thomson
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Something tells me that if Gilbert's last name wasn't 'Melendez,' people would have never called him 'El Nino.' It's probably something that FOX News created in order to invalidate Gilbert Melendez's status as an American. They could have called Gil 'Quasiperiodic Southern Oscillation' and prevent cheap pandering to his cultural heritage. If it was Gilbert 'Quasiperiodic Southern Oscillation' Melendez, we could make a top ten list just from the amount of announcers that would have screwed up his moniker throughout his career. Damn, FOX News always throws salt in our game -- and then claims we're supporting terrorism by accepting it.
This article got off to an unnecessarily harsh political start. Basically what we're trying to say is if Gilbert Melendez was sponsored by FOX News, then Gilbert Melendez is no longer sponsored by FOX News. We just sort of ruined that for the Strikeforce lightweight champion. He'll thank us for it later when those guys all turn into Sith lords that seek co
Gilbert Melendez breaks down the UFC Lightweight title bout between the current champion Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomspon watch video >>
Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez's rivalry dates back to their days in Strikeforce where their trilogy of title fights proved epic. Thomson was present as his former nemesis squared off against Diego Sanchez for what turned out to be an instant classic. watch video >>
On Saturday, May 19th, SHOWTIME presents Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier's battle for heavyweight supremacy in Strikeforce Word Grand Prix. Plus, the long-awaited rematch between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson. watch video >>
After the first intense battle between Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez, fight fans demanded a rematch. Their second encounter was the dramatic slugfest in which Melendez won the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship belt. Relive both fights and prepare for the third chapter in the Melendez Thomson trilogy! Live on SHOWTIME, Saturday May 19th at 10PM ET/PT. watch video >>
http://mmaweekly.com brings you Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson from the Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Pre-Fight Press Conference from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Hear Melendez and Thomson's comments and see them face off and Thomson steals a kiss from the championship belt. watch video >>
http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ -- If Gilbert Melendez beats Josh Thomson again, what's next? Are there more Strikeforce talents on the horizon? Is becoming the latest fighter to jump ship to the UFC a possibility? Check out http://www.MMAWeekly.com's one-on-one exclusive interview with Gilbert Melendez and find out. watch video >>
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