Found September 24, 2012 on Fight Geeks:
PLAYERS: Gilbert Melendez
Younger siblings like to copy their older counterparts. Late last night it was announced that Gilbert Melendez was injured during his training camp and had to pull out of his upcoming fight with Pat Healy. The result of this was Showtime letting Zuffa know that they would no longer be airing the Strikeforce event, and [...]

Gilbert Melendez Injured, Saturday’s Strikeforce Event CANCELED

For the second time in a month, Zuffa, LLC has been forced to cancel a show. This time, the injury bug has taken a bite out of reigning Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez (Pictured). The mixed marital arts promotion didn’t report what wound forced Melendez out of Saturday’s event, only that “El Nino” suffered the injury during training.  Melendez was set to...

Showtime Issues Statement on Canceled ‘Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy’ Event

Less than 24 hours after Strikeforce announced the cancellation of Saturday’s event, Showtime has issued a press release explaining why the network decided to pull the plug on the show. As expected, lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez’s (Pictured) abrupt exit, parlayed with the card’s overall lack of star power, was the reason Showtime deleted the card from its lineup. ...
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