“Let’s get this straight. Me and Michael Johnson were never really friends. We were just training partners. Let’s straighten that out right there. We never hung out, we never shot marbles together, we didn’t go out and eat dinner or nothing like that. I only saw him at the gym, and after that, I went my way and he went his way. I never really cared for him as a person. I think he’s a good fighter, but as a person, when you move your friend out here and then throw your friend under the bus and get him get him kicked off the team. I think that’s [expletive] as a friend. How could you call yourself a friend?… I think he’s just one of those guys who grew up scared of people and then learned how to fight somewhere along the way. I can look right through that kid. He ain’t no gangster, that’s for sure.”
“If I had to say who got the better of each other, about 80 percent of the time I knew I got the best of him. I got more experience, I’m the better fighter, I’m the stronger fighter, I’m the faster fighter, and I got knockout power. Mike’s been rallying up some wins lately, but I’m any fighter’s … kryptonite. Nobody wants to fight me. In the back of his mind, he’s probably, like, ‘Damn, I really have to fight Melvin Guillard?’”
This weekend Melvin Guillard returns to action against former Blackzilian teammate, Michael Johnson. In a recent interview on ‘The Great MMA Debate‘ podcast he touched on facing off with Johnson and what he thinks about him as a person and former training partner.
The two fight this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 37 co-main event on UFC Fight Pass.
Who thinks Guillard can back up these words on Saturday?