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How time differentiates between Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson

Gilbert Melendez during a photo shoot to promote

(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

For the past several years, Gilbert Melendez has been considered the best lightweight outside of the UFC. As Strikeforce became less and less relevant under the Zuffa banner, talk focused on possible matchups for Melendez and top lightweights in the UFC.

But since the calendar turned to 2012, the former Strikeforce champion (21-2) has fought one time -- a split decision win over Josh Thomson...

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Bellator + big names = hit or miss

King Mo Lawal controlled Gegard Mousasi on the

(Credit: Strikeforce / Esther Lin)

As quickly as the outrage over Jon Fitch being cut by the UFC spread across the Internet and social media last week, so too did calls for the former welterweight title contender to join Bellator or the World Series of Fighting

Even Dana White, the president of the UFC and the guy who cut Fitch, said as much.

"I'm glad that so many people are behind him," White said in the media...

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