Melendez: “I’ve learned, it is war out there”

Prior to beginning his training session at the Gracie Sports Center, Gilbert Melendez fielded questions from the media regarding his upcoming rematch with Josh “The Punk” Thomson. The former Strikeforce champion appeared to be in very good condition and spoke highly of his opponent. “El Nino” made it very clear that he expects the outcome on April 11th to be much different than the last time the two 155 pound stars met in the cage last summer.

Melendez discussed Strikeforce, Josh Thomson, Showtime, Mitsuhiro Ishida,  Jake Shields and more in his remarks to the press. Be sure to listen for PRO MMA’s (promma.info) own “Fast Eddie” Constantine during the interview session. Part two after the jump….

Melendez Part 1
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Gilbert Melendez’s Strikeforce media day photo gallery

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) 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….

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