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Old 09-29-2008, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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which is why you take on him has sounded skewed the whole time
Yea so? I've never liked him because I've never thought he was THAT good. God forbid I have my own opinion.

Anyway, you think he's good. I don't. That's all there is to it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea, barely. I think Guida would take him in a rematch. Just because he beat Guida once doesn't mean he can't be beat in a rematch. And I'm not giving him anymore credit than that until he proves me wrong. So, yes, I am giving him enough credit based on getting owned by Ishida and Thomson. I'm only belittling him in the striking department. He's a good stand-up fighter, but I still think that many guys in the UFC would beat him.
Just because it is labeled a Split Decision, don't think it was a close fight. Melendez rocked Guida's shit for 5 rounds.

Melendez's fight with Ishida was pretty close though, but Josh Thomson throughly beat him. I do kinda agree with you tho, I think Melendez would be pretty damn small for the UFC's LW division and may get outpowered by the bigger guys like Maynard and Sherk. But he is an elite grappler and could hold his own. Plus, it is another Top 10 LW to fight BJ.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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He's a talented and excited fighter. I think he could add some depth to the LW division.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Just because it is labeled a Split Decision, don't think it was a close fight. Melendez rocked Guida's shit for 5 rounds.

Melendez's fight with Ishida was pretty close though, but Josh Thomson throughly beat him. I do kinda agree with you tho, I think Melendez would be pretty damn small for the UFC's LW division and may get outpowered by the bigger guys like Maynard and Sherk. But he is an elite grappler and could hold his own. Plus, it is another Top 10 LW to fight BJ.
Completely ignoring the fact that it was split, I just didn't think it was as decisive as everyone makes it out to be. And as for his place in the UFC LW division, I don't see him fitting in very well. As you've mentioned, he's too small for some of the bigger dudes there. And even if he is another top 10 LW for BJ to fight, I think BJ takes it rather easily. I guess he would make for some good fights, though.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Melendez was exposed against Ishida. Guys who can out-wrestle him (Guida, Tyson, Edgar, Maynard, etc) would all destroy him. Hell I think anyone with decent striking would beat his ass too...He's boned in Strikeforce and in the UFC. But I'd rather watch him get destroyed in the UFC.
I don't think any of those guys would destroy Melendez. Hell, I think Melendez would beat Guida again and give the rest trouble. Tyson vs Melendez would be banana's.

Thomson's mad underrated. Dude beat melendez, but that doesn't mean Melendez is overrated and such.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Honestly I think the fact people are thinking Melendez is overrated is because Thomson is a real good fighter and people don't know it.

I don't like Thomson much but the guy is a beast and he would do real well in the LW divison.

Damn there is so much depth in the LW divison it's crazy.

I mean Dream, WVR, Strikeforce, and the UFC all have great LW divisons.

And Elite XC has Alvarez, Diaz, and Noons.

God I love LW's now.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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God I love LW's now.
You're just now starting to love the LW's?
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:38 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I wasn't a huge fan of the UFC LW's for awhile because they couldn't finish. But then I realized I was being stupid and I love them now.
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There's a few that can't finish but even if they can't finish they still put on exciting matches for 3 rounds. The LW division has some of the most depth and to me is the most exciting division.
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Yep I've seen the light thanks in large part to Dida who got me watching more of the non UFC LW's.
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