PRO MMA’s ( Matt De La Rosa was on hand for “El Nino” Gilbert Melendez’s media day workout in Pleasant Hill, California. The former Strikeforce 155 pound champion took time to field questions from the media before starting a hard training session with help from his father, Nate Diaz and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie. There are close to 50 photos from the day’s training session at the Gracie Sports Center and Strikeforce middleweight Eric Lawson stopped by to take in Melendez’s workout. Photos after the jump….

Check back shortly as PRO MMA ( will have more coverage from this open workout and Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz coming soon.

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