Gilbert Melendez Says He's Nervous Ahead of His UFC Debut
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.21.2013
He's waiting for after he wins to be happy...
Gilbert Melendez recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his upcoming UFC debut, a shot at Benson Henderson's lightweight title at UFC on FOX 7. Check out the highlights:
On how he felt after he signed his UFC contract: "I just got a little bit more nervous and a little bit more anxious...I think I'll be fulfilled when I win. I just know I've got a lot on my plate right now."
On making it into the UFC: "It's been a goal for a long time not to fight for the title, but win the title. I think it was something that was inevitable for me, and I was planning on being there eventually. But it's definitely a big milestone for me, and I'm happy about it, of course. I can't believe it all worked out. Sometimes, I think I deserve it, but it's also about timing, and the timing in the business all adds up. In San Jose, I couldn't ask for anything more."