Gilbert Melendez has waited years for his shot at the UFC lightweight championship. His opportunity to prove to the world that he is the top 155-pound fighter on the planet.
In the end, however, he ended up losing a five-round split decision to UFC champ Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 7 in San Jose, Calif.
What went wrong?
The answer simpler than you might imagine.
“I took my foot off the gas,” said Melendez.