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Wednesday, 10/05/2011, 11:25 am

Melvin Guillard OK with Gilbert Melendez Getting Immediate Title Shot


“I look at it like this man, two champions from two different organizations I think they both should fight to get rid of the No. 1 [contender].”

“It takes the heat off of me too. I rather get another fight,” the 28-year-old says. “If it has to be the winner of Guida and Ben Henderson, but right now Guida is my teammate, so I won’t fight him, but if something went wrong and Ben won, then I’d take the Ben Henderson fight next if I had to. It all has to work itself out and see what happens. We can’t really say who’s next and who’s gonna get what. Right now my main focus is on beating up Joe Lauzon Saturday, winning that fight and I’ll move forward from there.”

“I wouldn’t fight my teammate unless it’s for the title. That’s the only way me Cowboy {Donald Cerrone) or Clay Guida would ever fight each other. Because at that point, it’s about us having our legacy.”

In talking to MMAFighting.com Melvin Guillard maps out a pretty complicated “What if” scenario for the future of himself and the lightweight division.

‘If this guy beats him, or this guy comes from over here, I will fight Fighter A as long as Fighter C doesn’t beat fighter B.’ (lol)

With just a few days left until facing one of his toughest opponents in a very long time is it possible that all of his planning for the future gets derailed with one take down from the crafty Joe Lauzon?


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10 Comments to Melvin Guillard OK with Gilbert Melendez Getting Immediate Title Shot

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Melvin is one classy dude.

  2. Zach says:

    I think Melvin’s upcoming fight is a very similiar match up as his fight with Nate Diaz. I believe Melvin is a different more evolved fighter now than back when he fought Diaz, but if this Saturday Lauzon does get a take down or 2 we will get to see if he’s really evolved or simply had a recent string of successful fights due to good stylistic matchups for his explosive standup.

    • DontBeScaredHomie says:

      I really feel like they are giving melvin easy fights. Like duhnam was overrated and got murdered, lauzon is alot smaller and isn’t no where near the athlete Melvin is. I feel like he should’ve fought pettis like someone that is higher ranked to see how good he really is, because lauzon is more of a gatekeeper than a title challenger.

      • Joe says:

        what?! dunhams overrated? yea the UFC thought so to so they put him against a newcomer and look what happened…

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          He got a decision win? He if he was good he would’ve finished shamar that was a mismatch anyways so that doesn’t mean shit.

  3. Joe says:

    anyways they should put gilbert vs melvin eachother immediately to fight for number one cont…. they did it to pettis, plus two great names against each other

    • haychdubbya says:

      they didn’t actually do it to pettis, he WANTED to fight, otherwise he woulda got an immediate title shot…

    • effyocouch says:

      yeah what haytcha said…Pettis could have waited for the winner of maynard vs. edgar, but he wanted to fight, so he took the fight with guida instead.

  4. Ryan O'Donnell says:

    there is no way Joe L. is going to beat Melvin. Not knocking Joe, he’s a hell of a fighter, but Melvin (in my opinion) is on another level physically. We’ll see if Joe’s technique can trump the size, speed, and strength advantage that Melvin will bring to the match.

    Anyway–the best fight that could be made at 155 right now is definitely Ben H. vs. Melvin G. Let’s hope we get to see that one.

  5. Jrock says:

    Everyone is talking like he already beat joe. Never count anyone out especially a guy like lauzon who has the ability to win…

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