Macaroni and cheese, hotdogs, Top Ramen and ghetto juice. That was what the typical lunch menu at Nate and Nick Diaz’s house looked like when they were growing up. For Gilbert Melendez it was rice and beans and some type of Mexican dish. These days the Diaz Brothers seem to prefer vegetarian cuisine. Watch as the … Read more
Having fought at UFC 188, Gilbert Melendez was scheduled to make a quick return and fight on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 71 card on July 15. Plans changed when it was revealed that Melendez tested positive for a banned substance following his UFC 188 performance and that he had been suspended for one year. … Read more
The MMA world was shocked to learn on Monday that top ranked UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez had failed a drug test and had been suspended for one year. Melendez tested positive for “exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites” which means he allegedly had testosterone in his body that did not originate there. Melendez failed his post-fight urinalysis … Read more
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current number five ranked 155-pounder in the UFC, Gilbert Melendez, has tested positive for banned substances. Melendez failed his UFC 188 post-fight urinalysis after dropping a split decision to Eddie Alvarez last month in Mexico. The UFC has released the following statement which includes a quote from Melendez: Following his … Read more
UFC lightweight Bobby Green has withdrawn from his upcoming fight against Al Iaquinta due to an injury. UFC officials have announced that Gilbert Melendez has agreed to replace Green. Melendez (22-5) just competed this past Saturday, losing a split decision against Eddie Alvarez. He has dropped three of his last four bouts with two of … Read more
UFC officials have announced the co-main event for the upcoming UFC 188 PPV event that’s set for June 13 in Mexico. A lightweight scrap between former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez will finally come to fruition. The UFC 188 event will be headlined by the UFC heavyweight title fight between … Read more
It has been a long 15 months since we’ve seen Anthony Pettis. In that time Gilbert Melendez almost jumped ship to Bellator. What a difference a year makes. The two got to know each other on The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 as coaches and tonight they met with the title on the line. The first … Read more
Following nearly 16 months since capturing the UFC lightweight title, Anthony Pettis (17-2) will make his first title defense at UFC 181 in December. Pettis broke the news today while chatting with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. Pettis is currently filming the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter against the challenger to his title, … Read more
The first season of all women contestants will get two lightweight powerhouse’s as their coaches for the upcoming installment of The Ultimate Fighter. Dana White tweeted the press release late last night to announce that Anthony Pettis will head up a team of strawweights and put them against a crew coached by Gilbert Melendez.
We reported earlier this week that top five lightweight Gilbert Melendez had agreed in principle to sign with Bellator MMA after negotiations with the UFC fell through. The UFC still holds matching rights, so the deal isn’t complete and he very well could re-sign with the UFC. If he goes to Bellator, there are many people, like Dave Meltzer, who think the move would be a game changer.