Gilbert Melendez wants to defend lightweight title against “JZ” Cavalcante

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez reveals that he would like to challenge top rated Brazilian lightweight fighter, “JZ” Cavalcante next inside the Strikeforce cage.

Melendez, speaking via FightHype.com, said:

“I think I would like to fight JZ for sure; somebody that’s top 10 in the rankings. If Josh Thomson beats JZ, then he will most likely fall out of the rankings because we’re not in the UFC. I would like to beat him while he’s in the top 10 because I think Josh Thomson is capable of beating JZ as well. I would rather do it instead of Josh. Josh is a tough fight and I want more money to fight him. (Laughing) Nah, not really, but I want him to win a couple and I want it to be a big deal because it is a big deal if we fight 3 times.”

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