Of course it would come down to money, everything seems to in the MMA world nowadays, or at least the UFC world. I mean, don’t get me wrong, C.R.E.A.M. is the way of life, and Melvin makes a point about being showcased for years. Hell, I’ll watch him fight in a Bellator lightweight tournament. Melvin vs Patricky Freire? Yes please.
Melvin said this on the MMA Hour:
“My ribs are still messed up, I got a busted hand, but my injuries are my problem. This is my first interview since the fight, you’re the first person I’m talking to.”
“For me, honestly, I thought it was the best thing that could happen to me at this point in my career. They gave me a platform for a lot of organizations, and a lot of people want me right now.”
“I was supposed to fight Ross Pearson. I asked to fight Michael, but it was still a fight that wasn’t supposed to happen. I had a bad performance, my fault, my bad. I’m the one out there doing do my job, I’m the one ending up fighting injured, but I’ll take that. Michael put on a great fight, he beat me that night. I had a horrible performance. But, did I think I was going to get released? No, I had no idea. I thought I was going to be put on the shelf.”
“I was actually happy because I felt like, I could sign with another company, and that company is gonna pay me way more than I make with UFC.”