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Gilbert Melendez believes the respect he craved came when he stopped caring

The MMA Hour 4:12 mins

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Gilbert Melendez, the last Strikeforce lightweight champion, discusses what advantages he believes he has over UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in their upcoming bout at UFC on Fox 7, why the timing for this bout is right, the pressure of winning a belt for his team and why the respect he desperately was looking for only really came once he stopped looking for it.

Gilbert Melendez, the last Strikeforce lightweight champion, discusses what advantages he believes he has over UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in their upcoming bout at UFC on Fox 7, why the timing for this bout is right, the pressure of winning a belt for his team and why the respect he desperately was looking for only really came once he stopped looking for it. ">

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