There is no doubt that MMA fighters are the toughest son of a bitches on the planet, but amoungst them Gilbert Melendez might be the toughest. Last Saturday night Melendez went into the Octagon for his 6th UFC appearance, and first at 145 pounds. He was met with the task of defeating number eight ranked, Jeremy Stephens.
Stephens went straight for Melendez’s leg and didn’t let up. By the end of the fight, Melendez’s leg was beaten so badly that he could barely stand. Stephens went on to win the fight via unanimous decision. Melendez has now lost four in a row. The former longtime Strikeforce champion’s future in the UFC is in jeopardy.
Late last night Melendez’s wife and fellow MMA fighter Kari-Anne Melendez updated fans on her husband’s condition.