...of the sport he's in.
Here's his post Kawajiri victory interview:
For a guy that fights like a such a badass machine, he sure sounds like an average guy and ethusiastic loving fan of MMA.
Ive been saying that although i think his fight with KJ could have went either way, Gil came out with a lot because he really announced his presense on the elite stage of the LW division.
And he took nothing away from KJ and said he expected nothing less from him, the #3 guy in the world and said he wants to be champ by this year and fight Gomi because he's the best and sounded like he was a big fan of KJ and Gomi.
Pretty funny that he is now is at least an equal of KJ and a legit threat to Gomi.
He seems to have the game (wrestling, bjj, boxing) and the heart, cardio and tactics (moved very well against KJ and used his superior reach, showed first class mixing of boxing and wrestling - as did KJ) to be something else.
Matchup wise, i think Gomi's got an distinct edge on Gil. I think Gomi's standup should be superior due to Gil not having the reach ad he had on KJ and the fact that Gomi's hands are Gomi's hands but I cant say how impressed i was with Gil against KJ and if he mixes up his shoots with his hands like he did against KJ, Gomi is in for a very tough fight.
My hats off to Gil Melendez.