After coming up short in his UFC Lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson, it looks like Gilbert Melendez is ready to get back in the cage as soon as possible.
He recently discussed with “Knockout Radio” on who he wants to fight against and which fighters are currently not on his radar.
“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. If it’s ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, if it’s the loser between (Jose) Aldo and Anthony Pettis, if it’s Pat Healy, if it’s Joe Lauzon Diego Sanchez, who is it? You let me know who will get me quicker to the top, but it would be a good matchup with all these guys. All these people are new faces for me. I just don’t want to fight Josh Thomson or Jorge Masvidal. I’m sure he wants to fight someone else, too, and so does Jorge. Those guys are going to prove that they’re legit.”
Everyone of those fights have to potential to be fight of the night candidates. Which fight makes the most sense for Melendez?