Scott Coker: Gilbert Melendez would beat Frankie EdgarPosted on December 23, 2011, 12:57 PM by Joey Santosus
"I believe (Gilbert Melendez) is the number one Lightweight in the world. Believe me, those other guys, I take nothing away from them. Listen, styles make fights, and I'm really looking at Frankie Edgar and Gilbert, that match-up, as to who would win that fight and how that fight would look. Ben Henderson, Cowboy Cerrone, all those guys are extremely talented, but like I said, styles make fights. I think Gilbert and Frankie would be a great fight, but I think Gilbert would come out on top." - For more from Scott Coker, visit MMAWeekly.com
Contrary to popular opinion (and LowKick.com's own Community Rankings), UFC Champion Frankie Edgar is not the best Lightweight in the world.
Instead, according to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, that honor belongs to the San Jose based organization's title holder, Gilbert Melendez. Undefeated since 2009 and currently riding a six-fight winning streak, Melendez recently made his third consecutive title defense, defeating top contender Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision. Though he "takes nothing away" from the UFC's 155-pound elite, Coker is confident that Strikeforce currently houses the division's best fighter in the world, and says that, head to head with Edgar, Melendez would come out on top. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Is it time for the LowKick community to reassess their rankings, or is Coker just making like Tammy Wynette and standing by his man?
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