I don't know why the UFC is fiddling around with the idea of keeping Gilbert Melendez in Strikeforce.
He's currently the lightweight champion, and a great one at that (five-straight defenses). And there's no question about it, Melendez would instantly summon a UFC title fight with the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson.
To be honest with you, I don't know what is going through the mind of Dana White. I realize he wants to keep Strikeforce around and maintain its relevance in MMA.
But one thing at a time, Dana.
How can you build up the UFC, with all of these FOX deals, free events and reality shows, when you also sit back and let one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world slip through your fingers?
Bottom line: Melendez belongs in the UFC.
He has been more than serviceable to Strikeforce and has done it with the utmost respect for the sport.
But at a time in which the UFC continues to sign big names like Alistair Overeem to strengthen the company's marketability and mass appeal, when exactly does "El Nino" get his shot to shine in the UFC?