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MMA Quick Quote: If Jorge Masvidal gets a title shot against Gilbert Melendez he's 'taking that belt home'

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"I'd love to fight Gil because he has the belt. It's not personal, I want to kick his butt because he has that belt. I think he's a great fighter, crazy cardio, guy has cardio through the roof, but if they set up that fight, I'm going to let you know right now I'm taking that belt home with me, man."

-- Freshly minted Strikeforce lightweight number one contender (maybe) Jorge Masvidal tells Fighters Only that if he does indeed get the title shot against current champion Gilbert Melendez he will "take the belt home with him." The feisty Cuban butt-kicker earned his crack at the crown by knocking off top 155-pounder K.J. Noons last night (June 18, 2011) at the "Overeem vs. Werdum" event in Dallas, Texas. "Gamebred" executed a brilliant technical fight, utilizing a superior all-around game to out-box, out-wrestle and completely outgun "King Karl." Despite the victory, there are quite a few folks that believe he doesn't stand much of a chance in a prospective match-up against "El Nino." Agree with that thought process? Or could Masvidal do exactly as he says and take the title home with him? Opinions, please.