Gilbert Melendez sadly in his debut with the promotion with the UFC just a few weeks ago was unable to beat the champion Benson Henderson and lost to a controversial decision.
After entering the UFC as the reigning Strikeforce champion, Melendez was placed in the top contender spot. While he has since dropped with the loss, he isn’t all that far from fighting for the title again.
So, where does he see himself? Anyone that gets him closer to the belt.
“There’s a lot of good guys. Whoever is hot right now. Whoever is the hot dude who is closest to getting that title shot, I’ll take it,” said Melendez, during a recent appearance.
Melendez did mentioned the likes of Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon, Pat Healy, Diego Sanchez and the loser of Jose Aldo-Anthony Pettis. He also mentioned people he would not like to fight, saying the likes of Josh Thomson and Jorge Masvidal don’t interest him because he had already beaten them previously..
Who would you like to see Meledez fight next?