Scott Coker hints at crossover opponents for the #1-ranked Gilbert MelendezPosted on December 19, 2011, 08:23 AM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker shared his thoughts about last weekend's fight card in San Diego, California, and the future of the promotion's Lightweight champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez. Coker promised "big fights" for Gilbert Melendez, hinting at crossover opponents from what is now a parent promotion - the UFC. Coker currently finds himself with a limited choice of potential challengers for Gilbert Melendez's title, with Caros Fodor (7-1 in MMA, five-fight win streak) currently being the most likely #1 contender to come out of the Strikeforce 155lbs division.
"Gilbert to me is still #1, and we'll go from here. Here's the thing, this fight just happened, so we need to see what happened in this fight before moving to the next step. When you think about the fights we provided for Gilbert in the last two years, we've delivered always big fights to him, and we'll continue doing that. Strikeforce is going to keep building and keep building, and you know what, sometimes it's a trade or a free agent purchase or whatever it is. But we are going out there to build it, bring the best fighters and let Gilbert to fight them."
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