UFC Lightweight Gilbert Melendez Open to Fighting Conor McGregor at 155
By: Hunter Homistek, Bleacher Report
"Gilbert 'El Nino' Melendez wants to welcome Conor 'Notorious' McGregor to the UFC's lightweight division.
"While the Irish superstar is set to take on featherweight king Jose Aldo in July at UFC 189, a move to the lightweight division is already in his plans. When he decides to make the jump to 155 pounds, the former title contender, Melendez, would like to host a welcome party.
"'The reason why it would be welcome to the lightweight division is it would make things interesting,' Melendez told Fox Sports' Damon Martin. 'I would love to lock horns with this guy. I'd be up for that.'
"Right now, McGregor is 5-0 in the UFC, with four victories via knockout. He's 17-2 overall, and he's previously held both the lightweight and featherweight titles for Cage Warriors Fighting Championship before coming to the UFC.
"Melendez believes McGregor has the size to compete at lightweight, but he's unsure if he has the skills necessary to keep up with the world's best at 155."
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