If you own EA Sports MMA and haven’t matched up Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez in the game, then I can never believe another word you have to say. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez is the new Fedor vs. Brock. I never had a chance to thank Gilbert Melendez for making Japan an American colony. Quite frankly, we all owe a ‘thank you’ letter to El Nino for making the impossible, possible. With a unanimous decision over Shinya Aoki at Strikeforce Nashville last year, Gilbert made Aoki’s worst fear a sudden realization that consequently gives us all a time share off the coast of Osaka. Also with Melendez’s recent win over Kawajiri, the guy has effectively shut down all lightweight competition Japan has to offer. Now all that’s really left is a bout with Eddie Alvarez. We all know the MMA world needs this fight to happen. Bjorn Rebney stated that he is willing to relinquish any co-promotion and is even cool with the event taking place on Showtime and in San Jose, California.
In an interview with FiveKnuckles.com, Eddie Alvarez makes it abundantly clear that he believes that he has the best boxing in the 155lb division and that if anyone thinks Gilbert Melendez has better hands than him, then they’re probably on some grand hallucinogenic.
“I definitely, 100-percent feel that I have the best hands in the lightweight division. If I watch Melvin Guillard, I definitely see a lot of holes. He’s quick, he’s explosive, but he gets a little wild.
“My boxing trainer is getting Bernard Hopkins ready for his next fight. I train with some real high-level boxers in Philadelphia and they kick my (expletive) two or three times a week, and they all say that I should maybe consider boxing a little bit. But, when I look out there at the whole spectrum of lightweights, I gotta be honest, I think I have the best boxing in the lightweight division. I think whoever ranked Gilbert Melendez as having the best hands in MMA has got to be on acid or out of their mind.”
Technically Eddie Alvarez, if you’re on LSD then you’re medically considered to be ‘out of your mind.’ The medical diagnosis for that would be ‘plain crazy’, and I’m sure a few of you out there have reached this mental state in the past. [Source]