Gilbert Melendez hopes to sign with the UFC after "smashing" Jorge MasvidalPosted on December 13, 2011, 09:39 PM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, who will put his title on the line against Jorge Masvidal this Saturday night, discusses his opponent, as well as his fighting future. Melendez explains that he's expecting a "good challenge" from Masvidal, but says he would like to "kick some a--" and then sign with the UFC. Photo: Francis Specker
"Fighting me is a fight you show up for. Usually everyone I fight, they come in their best shape ever knowing that I'm in good shape. So, I think it's going to be a good challenge, but if I do as good as I should, I should really let him know what top level competition is. ... He's come into his own, he's the best he's ever been, he's looking great, and I look forward to smashing him. ... To be the number-one fighter in the world, you've got to be in the UFC and you have to have the UFC strap. So, I'd like to kick some a-- and make this my last fight in Strikeforce."
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