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Melvin Guillard has no problem with Gilbert Melendez getting a title shot before him

Melvin Guillard has no problem with Gilbert Melendez getting a title shot before him

Simon Phoenix laid down the look in Demolition Man nearly two decades ago and now Melvin Guillard has perfected the neon-blonde look while simultaneously making the entire Demolition Man franchise proud. Actually, we all should give it up to Kevin Randleman. He was like pioneer of the Simon Phoenix look in MMA, Melvin Guillard’s hair is just a genetically modified clone. If Guillard manages to get past Joe Lauzon at this weekend’s ‘UFC 136’, it’s safe to say that a victory for Melvin is a win for Simon Phoenix and just legitimatizes the need for the Demolition Man franchise to be remade.

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.’ Melvin appeared on The MMA Hour earlier this week and stated that even though he’s in the 155 lb title run, he has no problem with Gilbert Melendez getting a shot at the winner of Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar before he does.

I wouldn’t be upset. I look at it like this man, Two champions from two different organizations i think they both should fight to get rid of the No. 1 [contender].”

“It takes the heat off of me too. I rather get another fight. If it has to be the winner of Guida and Ben Henderson, but right now Guida is my teammate, so I won’t fight him, but if something went wrong and Ben won, then I’d take the Ben Henderson fight next if i had to. It all has to work itself out and see what happens. we can’t really say who’s next and who’s gonna get what. Right now my main focus is on beatting up Joe Lauzon Satuday, winning that fight and I’ll move forward from there.”

Also, since it appears that Showtime doesn’t care about their content being hosted on YouTube, here’s the video of Gilbert Melendez’s last fight against Kawajiri. Keep in mind, being fresh off his dominate victory over Josh Thomson at Dynamite!! 2010, a lot of people had Kawajiri taking the belt from Gil that night in San Jose. Instead, we saw one of Gilbert’s most impressive wins against a very tough opponent. [Source]

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