Begin praying to the benevolent Gods of good health and fortune, Potato Nation, because the UFC’s already stacked Super Bowl weekend card (UFC 169) is about to get even more stacked-er.
Prior to his unanimous decision victory over Diego “Sherm Sticks” Sanchez in a Fight of the Year-nominee at UFC 166, final Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was asked by FOX LA who he’d like to fight next were he to get by Sanchez. Barring another title shot, Melendez more or less called out fellow top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Seemingly in response to Melendez, Nurmagomedov posted the following to his Instagram account (which is the most intimidating form of social media communication, if you ask me) yesterday:
Given both fighters penchants for putting on technical, thrilling brawls, one would think the UFC would be more than willing to book this matchup for UFC 169, but what do you think, Nation? Does Melendez vs. The Nurm makes sense or should Gil just accept that he should fight Diego Sanchez and only Diego Sanchez until the end of time?