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Dana White: “I always thought Guillard was the biggest waste of talent”


“I like Melvin and I like how he’s training hard. I always thought he was the biggest waste of talent and he really turned that around and I’m happy to see it. There’s so many good guys in that 155 pound division, we’re trying to figure out who’s next. That division is so stacked and there’s so many good fights to make. I’m excited to see him in there with Lauzon. If he beats Lauzon, it’s gonna be interesting to see who we end up pitting together to fight for the title next.”

Dana White talks to 5th Round about surging lightweight Melvin Guillard.

After mixed results in his initial UFC run Melvin Guillard has returned with a new camp, a new outlook on life and what seems to be a new dedication to the sport. Will it be enough to get past Joe Lauzon this weekend?


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32 Comments to Dana White: “I always thought Guillard was the biggest waste of talent”

  1. Joe says:

    Guillard vs. Maynard. MAKE IT HAPPEN DANA

    • El Charlie says:

      Won’t happen just yet since the winner of Bendo and Guida’s thought to be the number one contender fight. I could see Guillard facing off against the winner of Stephens and Pettis, if he gets by Lauzon.

      • haychdubbya says:

        if guida wins.. I still don’t see that dude fighting for he belt, nobody wants to see him fight I believe especially not Dana, if guida wins they’ll prob throw Melendez into a title shot, if bendo wins tho they’ll probly give HIM a crack IMO only

        • J C says:

          Please go.

          And never return.

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          It’s true gudia is a gatekeeper and hella overrated idk what everyone sees in this guy. He only beats washed up old people and loses to anyone that has a name. He only win worth talking about was pettis and that is just because he wanted to be cheap and got the W I guess he got tired of being on eveyone elses highlight reel and looking stupid….

        • Mike McMack says:

          Guida dominated Pettis in that fight. It’s not like he used the Fitch tactic of pressing a guy against the fence or laying on him. Guida worked to get the top position and he stayed busy while he was there from bell to bell. You talk like you could kick Guida’s ass or something. Respect the sport and the fighters that are a part of it if you call yourself a fan This is MMA not Boxing or Kickboxing, if you want stand up only KO ending fights you’ll have to find them in your dreams because lots of Boxing and Kickboxing fights end in decisions too.

        • Stefan says:

          Are you stupid or something? It doesn’t matter what you think about Guida, the point is that he is on a 4 fight win streak with one of those wins coming over a #1 contender in Pettis. If he beats Bendo then he definitely deserves the next shot

        • Mike Mcmack is a faggot says:

          You’re dumb as fuck you’re dick riding guida he straight up fitch’d him and didn’t stay busy at all i guess shoulder bumping counts as fighting now

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          @Mike you stupid boy I don’t care where they fight I care that people think guida is good when he isn’t he is a gatekeeper and always has been just like that guy said you are dick riding guida I guess laying on someone and not passing gaurd or even attempting to finish or do anything beside defend subs and shoulder bumping is called “dominating” You’re an idiot kid.

      • Steve says:

        Dana has said that the Bendo Guida fight isn’t a for sure no 1 contender bout but it “could be”. He said that with 155 it’s all about timing, when the champ isn’t hurt and is able to fight they will throw one of the many top contenders aren’t already booked for a fights against The Champ.

  2. parkman says:

    guillard vs melendez, or pettis/barboza

  3. Will says:

    Melvin with first round KO!!! Line em up, n he’ll keep knockin em down. I can’t wait till he gets his chance

    • CHART.. the Homosexual! says:

      Hell yeah man. Stylistically, Guillard has been my favorite fighter for years. He is a beast, and when he doesn’t get cocky he destroys his opponent. He was killing Diaz, and then got cocky and took him down straight into a sub.

      • Nick says:

        Hahahahaha, @chart, dud i love ur username. iv seen that ‘chart… the enforcer guy’ around and hes so fucking stupid and annoying. i bitched him out on the last blog i commented on

  4. Creature says:

    I see them putting Guillard in with pettis, cerrone, or Melendez, If Guillard can dominate Lauzon like he has his last few opponents, and at least win against one of the 3 i just mentioned decisively. He will be fighting for the title in early-mid 2012 for sure

  5. Chris says:

    Guillard-Pettis would be a great fight.

  6. Taylor says:

    Guillard would SMASH Guida! Guillard vs Melendez would be an awesome fight…

  7. Shawn says:

    I’ve grown to like this kid. As a person and as a fighter. He’s come a long way, both in maturity and skills. If he beats Lauzon, he’s should be next in line or at least a contender in the #1 contender spot. I still see Guida, Henderson, and Pettis (yes Pettis, since he was suppose to get the winner of Edgar vs Maynard when it was suppose to happen months ago) ahead of him. And with the impending move of Melendez to the UFC, that division is getting more and more stacked. But even Guillard says himself, he’s in no rush. When the UFC feels he’s ready for a title shot, he’ll be ready. In the meantime, he’s just going to keep training, fighting and winning.

  8. Nick says:

    I agree that melvan should get another title shot. hes been in the ufc for a long time and had TONS of rly good fights. i think hes a realy good fighter, that deserves the belt. as for all the ppl talking shit abt guida… ur all stupid. u compair him to other fighters in the ufc, but never to urself. maybe u guys should do that more. he beat pettis, plain and simple. ask any1 and thats wat theyll tell u. idk who would win in the guida/guillard fight. theres only one way to find out. so all u dumbasses trying to say who would win, i rly doubt u can tell the future. so maybe u should all shut up and get off eachothers backs. and respect the ufc, and its fighters. dont talk shit abt som1 doing it unless u can do better. and i doubt any of u could.

  9. Mike Diaz says:

    Just let the belt trade hands first, please Gray, K Edgar TFO, then Edgar will be back in line fighting with the rest of the 155ers. And from the new additions and all the stacked talent, Edgar will stay getting KTFO! PENN NATION!!!!!!!!

    • Nick says:

      Im not a major follower of the lightwheight devision, but it sounds like no1 likes edgar, haha. does he fight cheap or somthin?

  10. sgt thai clone says:

    I see cowboy beating all these fighters except Melendez

  11. Nick says:

    Actualy i think thats debatable. i could see cowboy beatin most of these fighters. but i think guillard could take him. i think he has an experiance advantage over every1 thats been mentioned on this page. guida would probly get KO’d in the 2nd or 3rd round. cowboy could probly take pettis to decision, and KO edgar. personal opinion, like i said, i dont watch lightweight alot. i could b and probly am wrong.

  12. james says:

    ive been a fan of melvin since his loss to josh neer, i always knew he would turn around and become one of the top guys and hes doing that now, i believe he can be the champ for a long time if he keeps going the way hes going.

  13. jason N says:

    I like Guillard. That being said I would also love to see BJ whoop his ass.

  14. zack says:

    Hmmm if I were joe Silva I would make bendo and pettis rematch if they both win and give melvin the shot if he wins.

  15. Ninjaman says:

    Guida beat Pettis and he can take a hit and keep on tick’en. Guida is awesome and whoever feels different just dont say anything because you are ruinning my day!

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