Guillard Believes he has Striking Edge Over Cerrone | UFC NEWS
UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard is set to face off against Donald Cerrone next month when UFC 150 heads to the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
The “Young Assassin” spoke with “Inside MMA” recently about how his improved kickboxing under famed Dutch trainer Henri Hooft would help him defeat “Cowboy” Cerrone, with whom Guillard trained before leaving Greg Jackson’s camp for the Blackzilians earlier this year. Both men are looking to gain a foothold in the lightweight division.
“For me, when I left Jackson’s, I left a great team. Donald was one of my main sparring partners. We went at it in practice. He had his good days. I had my bad ones. I had a lot of bad days, sometimes. But my style is a little bit different now, now that I’m with Coach Henri. More of my kickboxing is built around the Dutch kickboxing. It definitely blows American kickboxing out of the water. I’m definitely the guy that can go and deliver the tools and get the job done. I’m definitely excited about this fight. My whole style is different. I’m not the same fighter when I was at Jackson’s. I think it’s gonna make for a great fight.”
Guillard has said previously that “there is no way Cerrone can beat me, because for the first time ever, I will be fighting at my full potential. I can’t wait for Denver.”
Who will emerge victorious, Guillard or Cerrone?