Gian Villante Talks Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy

Gian Villante (10-3) isn't certain that he and Guto Inocente (6-0) could have drawn enough fans to be placed in the main event of the now cancelled Strikeforce show. Villante vs. Inocente was supposed to be the co-main event for the September 29 show, before main eventer and champion Gilbert Melendez (21-2) pulled out citing an injury.

"I don't know if I'm at that point in my career yet where millions of people are going to tune in just to watch me fight," said Villante on The MMA Hour. "I'm just being realistic. I'm not trying to put myself down or anything like that, but, I don't have what Gilbert Melendez has at this point in his career."

According to Villante, the best way to solve this issue is to move all the fights to the next Strikeforce card.

"I'm hoping that's the plan," said Villante. "I can't see them doing it any other way. I was the co-main event, so hopefully I get a little more preference over the other guys. They've only got three fights booked, so throwing this on [with] the other eight fights that will be on the card, I don't think hurts them in any way. So, I'm hoping that's what happens."

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