Despite UFC Gold, Gilbert Melendez Still Feels He’s The Best in the World at 155

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez revealed that in his mind he is the best in the world at 155 pounds despite losing to UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 7 just last month.

Melendez, speaking via Bleacher Report, said:

“Sometimes I feel like that belt should be with me right now. Sometimes it actually makes it a little bit harder knowing that everyone thinks I did win. It does feel good. I think a lot of the people that do think I won still feel I’m the best lightweight in the world. Maybe not the champ, but still the best lightweight in the world right now. When I did attack, I had intentions to make it a fight. I believe when he attacked, it was to score points and to flee as quick as possible. He had some good leg kicks. A lot of people tell me I didn’t do enough and I just ask what did he do? What did he really do? I felt like I thumped him a lot. I felt like I was under control the whole time.”

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