It’s only been a year and a half since Melvin Guillard left the UFC, but it feels like a lifetime. In the last 17 months or so, Melvin has taken his dyed hair to World Series of Fighting, missed weight, gained a title shot, missed weight again and has since left WSoF for Bellator, blazing a path of fiery shit talk in his wake. No one was safe. The UFC got it, World Series of Fighting got it, but now, the Bellator headliner is getting it from WSoF VP Ali Abdel-Aziz in epic fashion.
This is what the outspoken exec said to MMAFighting:
“I just think Melvin, he’s out of his mind. I don’t really care about Melvin. He’s a UFC reject. He’s a WSOF reject. Now he’s headlining Bellator’s main event. Like, the guy was talking so much s—. When he left the UFC, he was talking s— about the UFC. When he left World Series of Fighting, he was talking s— about World Series of Fighting. When he’s going to get cut from Bellator, he’s going to talk about Bellator.”
“People know what Melvin is. And honestly, I’m upset with Melvin. Because after he asked for his release and (manager) Malki (Kawa) asked me, and we gave him his release and he sent me a text message saying ‘thank you, I really appreciate it,’ the whole thing is he’s going on the internet and talking about WSOF is s— and UFC is s— He’s s—. Like, Melvin sucks. Honestly, I think he’s an explosive, athletic guy, he’s getting older — it’s not working for him.
“Listen, Melvin, we had some sparring sessions in the gym at Greg Jackson’s, and I beat Melvin every time. Melvin is never going to be a world champion. Melvin is going to be a world champion of one thing: he taps. That’s what Melvin does. That what he does, he’s the world champion of tapping.
“All you’ve got to do is just match him up with a wrestler. He’s going to take him down and finish him. That’s how I finished him in the gym and Greg Jackson was a witness of that.”
“It seems like f—ing everybody is leaving a promotion now and talking s— about the other promotion.”
“I didn’t have to release Melvin. Melvin, if he was still with World Series of Fighting, would probably be fighting on the undercard somehow. Now he’s headlining a main event. But you know what, it’s good for him. But I’m not worried about it. Even his coaches, his own coaches, they were asking me, ‘why are you not cutting this guy? He doesn’t deserve to be at World Series of Fighting.’ He’s a guy who burned a lot of bridges, but listen, we have a lot of great things going on at World Series of Fighting. The last thing I want to worry about is Melvin.”