Greg Jackson Says Guillards downfall is his love for his own punching power

October 14, 2011 6:15 am by bjpenn.com staff 25 Comments
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“It was not sticking to a solid plan of taking somebody apart. [It was] just kind of trying to finish it with one big shot. You need to learn those lessons. You need to learn those lessons early on. I think that with Melvin, he was doing very, very well hitting everybody and hurting them. The big puncher can kind of fall in love with the punching power, and I think Melvin learned a valuable lesson and is going to come back stronger for it. He was just upset. We talked about getting back to where we were and climbing up again and not letting it stop us and just learning from what we did wrong that night and making sure we don’t do that wrong again.”

In a recent clip from sherdog.com, trainer extraordinaire, Mr. Greg Jackson goes over his lightweight fighter’s failure at last weekend’s UFC 136 event.

At this point, I don’t think anyone, not Dana White, not Melvin Guillard nor his coaches, doubt the kids potential, but his charade of over confidence against Lauzon not only cost him the fight, but cost him a possible shot at the UFC’s lightweight title.

Time and time again, we have seen slip ups from Melvin, will it ever stop or is he destined for “almost greatness”?

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