There will come a time when Melvin Guillard will be called ‘The Middle-Aged Assassin’, but at the segment of time that we’re all inhabiting, Guillard retains his nickname as ‘The Young Assassin’ and now it appears he believes that if he wins his next fight on UFC on FX against Jim Miller, he should instantly get a title shot.
Before a fight, Melvin Guillard usually predicts what he’s going to do and executes his game plan with extreme precision. If the world operated in the construct of a Mortal Kombat videogame, some ominous voice would appear and yell ‘flawless victory’ towards the end of his fights. Of course, all of this was interrupted on October 8th 2011 at UFC 136 when Joe Lauzon showed a clear disrespect for Guillard’s consciousness by rocking him early in the first only to finish the fight with a slick rear naked choke. Lauzon told us it was one of the highlights of his career and that perhaps he should be next in line for a championship bout. However, according to this interview with MMA Canada, Guillard still feels like he’s one fight away from a title shot.