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Friday, 10/07/2011, 08:22 am

Guillard: “They are gonna call me the jiu-jitsu killer after I’m done with Lauzon”


“I’m going in the same way I went in on Evan Dunham, who was a [Brazilian jiu-jitsu] guy. The same way I went in on Shane Roller, who was a BJJ guy. Man, they’re going to call me the jiu-jitsu killer after I’m done with Lauzon. He’s got to put me to the mat and hold me before he can submit me. Joe Lauzon, he’s not even big enough to be a [lightweight]. He should be a [featherweight] in my book. He’s a small guy. I know Joe personally, as well. He’s not that big of a guy, and I know damn well he’s not stronger than me. But, you know, I believe in the little guys. I knocked a lot of big people out in my life. You can’t always underestimate the little guy. He’s crafty. He’s dangerous, if I allow him to be.”

The surging Melvin Guillard tells the media following yesterday’s open workout festivities that he fully intends on knocking out his UFC 136 opponent, Joe Lauzon.

While in the past, his glaring weakness has been his susceptibility to submission grappling, it’s been awhile since we have seen this hole in his game exposed.

Will Joe Lauzon be able to chip away at the Team Jackson fighter’s armor tomorrow night enough to expose his flaws once again or will Guillards prediction hold true?


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11 Comments to Guillard: “They are gonna call me the jiu-jitsu killer after I’m done with Lauzon”

  1. Tim says:

    guillards wrecking lauzon

  2. Jmad says:

    I think Melvin’s got this, but he sure is talking a lot.

  3. BiggoTrav says:

    Oh yeah, its all Melvin. Very bad stylistic match-up for Lauzon, too bad cause I really like the guy.

    • Will says:

      Totally agree with you. Against anyone else i would pick Joe but his stand up is less stellar especially against Melvin who is super fast and heavy handed. Melvin via 1st round KO

  4. Chris says:

    Few things would make me happier than to see Lauzon beat Guillard.

  5. JDMartialArts says:

    Melvin is still young, with a lot of immaturity to work out. Any body remember him on TUF? He jumped in Brad Imes’ face saying “I’m 22-2, and I will knock YOU out!” Imes was what….a 6′ 7″ heavyweight?

    Whenever he focuses less on his mouth and more on his technique, he will be virtually unstoppable.

    • AJ says:

      Yeah I remember…what was that? Like 5-6 years ago? He’s matured a lot since then.He’s not being cocky,he just has confidence in himself.

  6. dank says:

    Jui-jitsu killer ha? Is that what he was when Nate made him tap lol

  7. who cares says:

    same old guillard.. overrated stand up… looks great against guys on his level.. but when he steps up in competition.. he chokes.. out struck.. out grappled.. out classed ..

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