Gilbert Melendez realizes the end is near

If you saw Gilbert Melendez make his featherweight debut against Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215 last weekend, you probably wondered what had happened to the former Strikeforce lightweight champ. He looked completely deflated and out-classed from bell to bell, had his leg nearly broke in half, but somehow still managed to last all three rounds. … Read more

Watch Diaz Brothers and Gilbert Melendez on Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’

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

Gilbert Melendez: Accepting responsibility without accepting responsibility

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

Eddie Alvarez responds to Gilbert Melendez’s failed UFC 188 drug test

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

Gilbert Melendez suspended one year after failing UFC 188 drug test

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

These Reebok UFC uniform screw-ups will leave you shaking your head

Reebok unveiled their “Fight Kit” uniforms for UFC fighters today. Let’s just say it was weird. Sure, Reebok sponsored athletes like Paige Van Zant and Ronda Rousey are probably happy with their deals, but not everyone is. Take a look at this… Gilbert Melendez is the former Strikeforce lightweight champ and the number five ranked … Read more

Green injured, Gilbert Melendez to face Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night San Diego

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

Watch the UFC 188 post-fight press conference live stream

We have a new UFC heavyweight champion after Fabricio Werdum submitted Cain Velasquez in the third round at UFC 188. Told you so. Eddie Alvarez pulled the upset on Gilbert Melendez in the co-headliner and it was a great night of action. Now tune into the UFC 188 post-fight press conference to hear from the night’s … Read more

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum live results and round-by-round updates

UFC 188 takes place this evening from Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City and is headlined with a heavyweight title unification bout between champion Cain Velasquez and interim champ Fabricio Werdum. This is Cain’s first fight back in two years while Werdum has been climbing the ranks. Will there be an upset in Mexico City tonight? Stick … Read more

UFC 188 Embedded: Episode 3

UFC Embedded

The third episode of UFC 188 Embedded features some of the fighters that round out the main card. Co-main event fighters Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez are featured in this episode as they arrive in Mexico City. Also, Tecia Torres and opponent Angela Hill arrive in the city to adjust to the elevation. UFC middleweight … Read more