Melvin Guillard is feeling back in top fighting form after weathering a rough patch recently. After switching his camp from Greg Jackson’s to The Blackzilians, Guillard found himself on the unfortunate end of two submission defeats to Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller, respectively. Knowing that the fight game always has its ups-and-downs, the experienced Guillard learned from his faults and rebounded with a unanimous decision victory over Fabricio Camoes at UFC 148. This victory has earned him a fight with fellow Lightweight contender and former teammate Donald Cerrone. Guillard came out of his last bout unscathed, so the two will meet in the co-main event of UFC 150 on August 11th in Denver, CO. Guillard had some choice words today via MMAMania.com about his next fight, seemingly with confidence at an all-time high:
“Things could be entirely different at this stage in my life, if I hadn’t beaten Camoes at UFC 148, who knows where I would be right now. Instead, I’m co-headlining a UFC pay-per-view for Mr. Lorenzo and Mr. Dana and all the fans, and in a fight that I think will be the Fight of Night. There is no way that Cerrone can beat me, because for the first time ever, I will be fighting at my full potential. I can’t wait for Denver. I want the fight to be this weekend. I’m already in shape and in my mind, and in strategy sessions with my coaches, I’ve already won the fight ten different ways.”
Guillard has always had the knockout potential with lightning-fast speed to match. It has always been a matter of stringing together a winning streak for him, one that is uninterrupted by a loss in a fight which he is favored. There is no doubt that he possesses a great amount of talent for fighting, now it appears he has his mental status in the same place. Still, Donald Cerrone is never an easy out at Lightweight. Who will win at UFC 150, and where will they find themselves in the crowded and talented 155 lb. division afterward?