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Gilbert Melendez Picks Wrestling Over Jiu Jitsu

Good interview with Strikeforce 155lb champ Gilbert Melendez on In the piece, Gilbert talks about the UFC & Sean Sherk, B.J. Penn, the possibility of his moving down in weight to fight Uriah Faber, his fight with Kawajiri and more. He also says one things that will get Luke Thomas' blood boiling: What is more important for MMA, BJJ or wrestling?

Melendez: I gotta say, I was a wrestler first. I gotta say wrestling. I've seen wrestlers, I've seen really great wrestlers pick up a decent base for Jiu Jitsu in a matter of months. It will take a Jiu Jitsu guy sometimes years to get a really good base for wrestling.

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