Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker spoke about current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez and who fans can expect to see him defend the title against next last week:
"With Gilbert, we_re going to take a look at what Pat Healy does next. We don_t know who he_s fighting next (it_s Hirota now) but we_re going to definitely put him in there with someone tough to see how he does. By the time Gilbert fights again, either we_re going to sign somebody to come in and fight him or we_re going to take another look at Pat and see if he_s the right guy."
Coker was also questioned about the possibility of bringing in Eddie Alvarez who will be a free agent in the coming months:
"Come on over to Strikeforce, (Eddie Alvarez), let_s do the Melendez fight. That would be fantastic. I think that he_s a guy who is extremely talented that we would love to have in Strikeforce to fight Gilbert. It would be great. ... If he is a free agent and he is really free of any contractual relations, make the call. Eddie, come on down, let_s put the Melendez fight together."
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