A few observations from Strikeforce: “Melendez vs. Masvidal”:
-KJ Noons and Billy Evangelista should thank their lucky stars that the mass exodus to the UFC by Strikeforce fighters is over, because their feelings were going to get seriously hurt when UFC matchmaker Joe Silva told them they’re weren’t quite “Octagon material”. Which isn’t to say Noons and Evangelista aren’t good, entertaining scrappers capable of putting on a show – they are. They just would’ve been killed by the UFC’s lightweights.
-Ovince St. Preux was overmatched something fierce, but ex-champ Gegard Mousasi looked like doo-doo. Seriously, what happened to that killer fighter who crushed Renato Sobral?
-I would rather see Cris “Cyborg” Santos sit on the sidelines than go out there and destroy an undeserving and unready can.
-I would also rather Cris “Cyborg” Santos face Ronda Rousey, like, right now. Forget building that bout up. It should’ve happened yesterday.
-Gilbert Melendez failed to put away Jorge Masvidal, and even though he won every round on two out of three of the judges’ scorecards, he still got his face dinged up. Does that mean he sucks? Hell no. It just means that Masvidal is that good.