Gilbert Melendez: “I Took my Foot Off the Gas” (UFC on Fox 7 video)

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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.

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