FIGHT! Life: Gilbert Melendez – From Training Partner to Champion (VIDEO)

When Gilbert Melendez enrolled at San Francisco State, he couldn’t decide what he wanted to do more: wrestle or party. Then he met Jake Shields, who became both a partner in crime and his mentor in mixed martial arts.

In Part 2 of this FIGHT! Life series, Melendez takes us through his humble beginnings, and even offers some ideas about what he’ll do when the time comes to hang up the gloves.

Produced and directed by Matthew Ross. Camera: Marc Rizzo and Randy Ward. Edited by Ryan Jackson-Healy and Ashley Cahill. Music by Jacques Brautbar.

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