Melendez Happy to be UFC Fighter

Strikeforce's Lightweight Champion is excited for his entrance into the UFC

Strikeforce’s Lightweight Champion is excited for his entrance into the UFC

Current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will be coming over to the UFC soon, and is very excited to be doing so. Another thing he’s excited for is a potential match against UFC champion Benson Henderson, who just defeated Nate Diaz, who is a friend and teammate of Melendez.

He recently sat down with MMA Mania to talk about his transition to the big show:

“A lot of mixed emotions with Strikeforce going down. I fought in the very first MMA Strikeforce card, I hold a lot of records there, I’m the champ there and I really appreciate what Scott Coker’s done.

But, you know, also a new chapter in my life and it looks like my next fight will be in the UFC and that is exciting for me as well. So, I am pretty excited.”

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