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Tuesday, 01/28/2014, 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard.

Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead.

Guillard, a known knockout artist, is a more dangerous opponent than Khabib, according to Johnson’s latest interview with

“Melvin’s still dangerous, he’s still one of the best guys in the division. He’s been around for a while, and it’s just another fight that interests me. To tell you the truth, this is a more of a tricky and more of a dangerous fight than Khabib. Khabib doesn’t have knockout power, and Melvin does.”

“I would think he wants it a little more, he’s a little more hungry. He’s trying to get back to where he was not too long ago, and now he’s got to go through me to get to that.”



19 Responses to “Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib”

  1. Will says:

    Look at the fight Melvin had with Cerrone he tagged him bad and then got comfortable then he got stopped by a headkick. So yea that explosive power is good but get cocky with it you end up makingmmistakes. Khabib is dangerous with his takedowns and conditioning

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