FanPost

UFC 136 Results: Why Frankie Edgar should now fight Gilbert Melendez

Edgar-melendez_medium

Why should Frankie Edgar, fresh off a UFC 136 technical knockout victory over Gray Maynard, now put his 155-pound title on the line against Gilbert Melendez?

Common sense, of course.

The UFC needs to strike while the iron is hot -- and "El Nino," the reigning Strikeforce lightweight champion, is the biggest threat to the Edgar era at the present time.

Strikeforce has also become irrelevant, and so has pillaging their divisions of its champions. That's probably why, in the last few months, we've seen Nick Diaz, Dan Henderson and Alistair Overeem all head to Zuffa.

Furthermore, UFC President Dana White has a job to do: Put on the best fights avaliable.

You can easily set up Edgar vs. Melendez for Superbowl weekend and have the winner of Clay Guida vs. Ben Henderson get the next shot in summer 2012.

Melendez hasn't seen the inside of a cage since a successful title defense against Japanese "Crusher," Tatsuya Kawajiri back in April. That win marked "El Nino's" fifth in a row on a record that also includes a win over Clay Guida.

So why not?

Melendez was in talks to fight Jorge Masvidal, who is a legitimate threat, but why derail the biggest lightweight fight you have while unifying the division titles?

How about it fellow fight fans, do you agree that Gilbert Melendez deserves the next shot at Edgar? Why or why not?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker