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Thu, 26 Jul 2012|

Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez stops by Chronicle Live to talk about his win streak and his next fight.


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Getting booed tonight chronicle conversation we're happy to welcome strike force. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez into the studios again good to see I think this is at least the third -- the fourth time. That we've done this together our chronicle live and you never lost which is fantastic. They're continuing to -- a winning streak you've eight straight wins and counting now. Yeah it's going good I've been winning at Vegas in the -- -- here but you know it's it's could have a big behind me here but I things well off. -- a big announcement yesterday as it's announced that you're gonna face pat -- coming up in September. In Sacramento the top contender in the lightweight division of what side you're what what I guess strike show about this fight. Well you know this guy is depth in the number one contender he's that earned a spot wanted to fight me. He's a very durable tough guy and -- -- to another test its new blood that's what I'm really excited about his first MMA fight came in 2001. 48 and sixteen he's he's for a while he's been around believe their -- do you guys like Dan hardy and I believe Carlos Condit like back in the days of those guys journey and that's pretty pumped up and and it and he likes to fight he makes for good matchup does that make him more dangerous all the experiences hazardous and make him you know a little bit more worn down that's a good question I mean we're gonna find out but you know you -- think the positive -- I think experience is gonna make a little more dangerous I'll be prepared for that. They have by the -- city street went seven straight wins maybe it'll be eight straight if you get that's when I mean -- get ahead of their Josh Thompson your last fight may nineteenth. You completed the trilogy against Josh you win a split decision there was a lot of talk following that fight. That maybe there would be a fourth fight which Josh Johnson how close to that ever come to fruition. I see it never came close and he just -- a little bit bad -- I think -- cleared up in that the last night was press conference that he's the one that brought that out that he was never offered that. The rematch and very tough five very great opponent but on you know you -- go on back of the line in its way back up there and there's a lot of guys in line to try to beat me so it's that's -- Is it frustrating to you that that it and pat really has earned this but outside of pat they're really. Aren't a whole lot of other contenders in the lightweight division and -- will give us like -- have a lot of faith in them right now they're they're trying to bring other guys and it just bought this really tough resilient the jungle fight champion in and you know if I get past -- he's a guy that I'm looking to you you know maybe I'll go to -- send them by name -- court I think there's some opportunity for me there a part of strike force and and it's good. Is there a point at which you see yourself getting USC fight. I was at this point right now you know I'll strive for us and now I've really got the base as being on he has so. On the respect for us and and I have that -- that they're gonna bring me over people maybe from the UC and and to top talent. Let's talk about what you got going on locally because you've got the el Nino MMA training center right down the road from our studios here he said it's about a six minute drive and I -- right now you've got to wrestling camp going on your work there was some young kids -- what's ally. Yeah definitely we Bayless of the kids program do you scrap back and -- -- -- change cinema buddy Carlos Garcia -- carcass is -- state plays or helps run it. As well some other wrestlers in it's going -- sitting at the beginning of the new thing. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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