Can Gilbert Melendez Become No. 1 without the UFC?

| April 17, 2010

Can Gilbert Melendez Become No. 1 without the UFC?
A couple weeks ago, it was assumed that if you were to ever become the No. 1 Lightweight in the world, you would have to beat UFC champ B.J. Penn. Now, that might not be the case. Tonight on CBS, Gilbert Melendez defends his Strikeforce Lightweight title against Dream Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki. Bloodyelbow.com lists Melendez as the No. 8 Lightweight in the world, and Aoki as No. 2. One …

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