Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has been negotiating with the UFC to hammer out a new contract since the one he brought over from the Strikeforce/UFC merger has been fulfilled. However, things aren’t going well and it looks like the former champion could be on his way out of the UFC. There’s another former champion that’s excited about the possibility of fighting Melendez.
Vince McMahon took professional wrestling to heights it has never been. The first Wrestlemania was a gigantic risk and pretty much a sink or swim moment for Mr. McMahon. Obviously it worked out for the better and now the WWE is a global brand with name recognition. It’s basically a money machine. So how much does Vince take care of his kids, besides putting in them in nepotistic jobs? Let’s take a look at the stock option situation alone for both of his kids, Shane and Stephanie.
Sounds like tough times for former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. Ariel Helwani spoke with Dana White and the boss says it isn’t looking good for a new deal to be struck at the moment. Dana tells Helwani “I’m done with Gilbert. I like Gilbert very much, but I don’t like his manager.”
One hundred sixty hopefuls filed into Charleston MMA, all with the same dream and goal; to secure a multi-fight contract with the XFC. The talent in the room was plentiful, but when the smoke settled, there was one young fighter that stood out from the rest. President John Prisco and the XFC staff are proud to announce the XFC Open Tryout winner and newest member of the Welterweight Division, Danasabe Mohammed.
Marina Shafir just won her fifth MMA fight as an amateur. This past Sunday night Shafir submitted Nicole Upshaw at “University of MMA: Fight Night 5” at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Shafir is the reigning Tuff-N-Uff featherweight champion, and like her best friend Ronda Rousey before her, has been submitting all her opponents in the first round — actually, most of them within the first minute. This last win took her 1:53, but who’s counting.