Strikeforce lightweight champ, Gilbert Melendez is looking for a new challenge in another weight class. After hearing of the problems of match-ups for newcomer Paul Daley, Melendez offers himself at a 165 catchweight. Here is what the champ had to say:

“Honestly I’m ready for some new blood. I’ve cleaned out a lot of guys in the 155 lb. division so I will probably have to fight a couple of guys again who are in my weight class. I know that is a possibility so I’m prepared to deal with that. Then I hear Paul Daley called out K.J. Noons and Nick Diaz and while I know that Diaz is down…Noons says that Daley isn’t worthy and I think that Paul Daley is a Top 10 guy. I would love to jump up and fight somebody with a high profile like that who would raise my stock in the pound for pound rankings. Something like that interests me and those are the kinds of things I want to bring to the table. We can do it at a catchweight bout at 165-pounds but if he has a problem making that and we need to do it at 170-pounds, then let’s do it. “

Source: BloodyElbow