MMALivesHere Posted January 13, 2013 Report Share Posted January 13, 2013 Malki Kawa, manager of UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, thinks Gil Melendez (21-2) deserves a title shot. “Smooth” defended his title against Frankie Edgar (14-3) and Nate Diaz (16-8) in 2012 and he still has the likes of Gray Maynard (11-1) and Anthony Pettis (15-2) on his radar. But Kawa told MMAJunkie.com the priority was longtime Strikeforce champ, Melendez. "We really like the Gilbert Melendez fight, and I’ll tell you why: Gilbert Melendez has been ranked either No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 between himself, Frankie Edgar and Benson. Frankie was considered No. 1 in the world, and Benson beat him. Now some people are saying Gilbert might be No. 1 in the world. OK, well Benson would like to beat him, too, and leave no doubt that he is the best 155-pounder in the world. Depending on whose poll you look at over the past few years, it’s been those guys in the top three spots, and Benson definitely wants to fight the best guys in the world. He’s already defeated Frankie. Beating Gilbert would prove that Benson is absolutely the best lightweight in MMA.” From www.mmaliveshere.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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