"I don’t want MMA to become boxing, with boring fights and fighters who throw one punch the whole round. The winner is the guy who finishes the fight, not caring about what’s on the judges’ scorecards. I feel some guys are afraid to lose and I don’t want that for MMA."
"I like watching Maurício Shogun a lot. I’ve loved watching him ever since the days of Pride. I’d also love to face Gesias ("JZ" Cavalcante); he’s one of the best in the world."
-- Check out the full interview at graciemag.com.
Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez (18-2) [Num. 3]
Win Shinya Aoki- Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce
Win Josh Thomson - Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce
Win Mitsuhiro Ishida - TKO (Punches) Strikeforce
Win Rodrigo Damm - KO (Punches) Strikeforce
Gilbert Melendez plans to return in late December or early 2011 and has his eyes set on Josh Thomson vs. Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante
at Strikeforce: San Jose on October 9th.
Strikeforce: San Jose coverage