Re: MMA Discussion Thread
I've eaten my words before, and have no shame in doing so. Mock me all you want as long as it's with reason. Lombard? He came from the outside with a huge chip on his shoulder and barely scraped through against Tim Boetsch, who is average at best, but the only reason he's on top right now is because that division is thin as fuck.
That's what I think'll happen to Melendez when he comes into the UFC. He'll come in against a guy like Pettis or Cerrone. Lose. And then get stuck in between the Top 20- Top 10 range in the Lightweight division. It's what happened to Jake Shields, it's what happened to Herman and Barboza, and it's whats going to happen to Melendez.
Don't mind me. I just love when hype trains are derailed and peoples hearts are broken. That has a risk as they actually have a chance to be successful, like my own boy Jon Jones before he absolutely obliterated Shogun, but I'm confident that Melendez will be a nobody in the UFC.