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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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