Thursday, May 3, 2012

Strikeforce champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez talks about his May 19 fight in San Jose

Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez was on the Chronicle Live sports talk show today and talked about his upcoming May 19 title fight against Josh "The Punk" Thomson.

Melendez took a page from UFC fighter Rashad Evans and wore a suit to the Chronicle Live studio.

El Nino talked about how it is hard to get up for another fight with Thomson as well as plugging his gym which is located in San Francisco.

When the host, Dave Benz, asked Melendez if he thinks it would be in his best interest to lose the fight to Thomson so he could possibly end up in the UFC, Melendez said losing is not in his nature but if he did lose, he would want to try to utilize the loss any way he could.

If Melendez does lose to Thomson on May 19, the UFC probably would not want him though and his value would definitely go down.

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