Melendez on infamous “Face Smush”

Warning: don’t heckle Gilbert Melendez if you’re in
the vicinity of his wife or else you’re bound to get
“face smushed.”

One unfortunate fan found that out the hard way back in May 2012
when “El Nino” was defending his Strikeforce
lightweight title against arch rival Josh “The Punk”

Listen as the man who is set to face Diego Sanchez in a pivotal
lightweight match-up tomorrow night at UFC 166 in Houston, Texas
details what went down, and how his better half – who just so
happens to be a former Muay Thai champion herself –
“high-fived” this unrelenting fan in the face, leading
to the genesis of what has now become know simply as “The
Face Smush Incident.”

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