Melvin Guillard Says He Would Have Beat Either Gilbert Melendez or Diego Sanchez
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.23.2013
He would have dropped them...
Melvin Guillard recently spoke about Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez's fight at UFC 166, his fight with Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 30 and more. Check out the highlights:
On Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez's UFC 166 fight: "I would have dropped either one of them. I used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time. When I hit people, I hurt people. That's just what I do."
On Pearson's striking: "Ross better worry about my hands. I am the hardest hitting '55er at 155. I've watched him bang with guys, I've watched him connect on good shots and not even drop people. Everybody I hit, I drop. Everybody I hit, I f--k them up. Him being a harder hitter than me, I don't think that's going to be possible."
On wanting the finish: "I don't like fights going to decisions, especially in other people's hometowns, so I'm looking to finish this fight. This is going to be a fight where I'm not only fighting him, but against the clock because I don't want any bad decisions, I don't want any close decisions. I want to finish the fight and know that I won the fight. I've got to go in there and do my job. I'm not coming all the way to England to get my ass whipped. I don't want to have to fly all the way back home depressed."
On training with ATT: "All my coaches, they had their credentials, but sometimes it's also a business, and to me my family comes before anybody else. I have to be there for my family and unfortunately, certain things didn't work out with certain guys, and you have to move on. I know everything worked out perfect with where I'm at at American Top Team. I got new management, I got a new team, I got a new mouth guard, I got new everything. I got rid of all the old stuff, and out with the old, in with the new."
On his striking: "I'm a heavy-handed person, so most slugfests don't really work out well for the opponents that I fight. When I hit people, I drop people. I know how to hit people. ... It's going to be a little bit of a slugfest, but if I had to flip a coin I would say he's going to fall before I fall."
On wanting a title shot: "With the UFC, you can win one and lose one and still be cut. So right now I'm still fighting for my job. I'm fighting for my job until I feel I have a belt around my waist to secure my job. That's the only time you have job security is with the belt around your waist."