Since revamping his life and career under the tutelage of Greg Jackson, Melvin Guillard has gone on a tear in the lightweight division which has established him as legitimate contender at 155lbs.
“The Young Assassin” has put together a five-fight winning streak, including recent victories over Jeremy Stephens, Evan Dunham and, most recently, Shane Roller. Against Roller, Guillard won via first round knockout and seemingly escaped the bout injury-free. Looking to build an even stronger case for a shot at the lightweight title, Guillard is looking to stay active and fighting and has an idea of who he’d like to face next to keep the ball rolling.
“I don’t want to try to throw a name out there, but I was thinking maybe I could ask them to fight Joe Lauzon,” Guillard recently told MMAWeekly.com. “Right now technically nobody else is available, he already fought and walked away with a submission of the night victory, he didn’t take any damage in his last fight so maybe he’ll want to take the fight.”
He’s said it before and the surging 28-year-old reiterated his position to MMAWeekly: he believes he is the best lightweight on the planet and it’s only a matter of time before he proves it to the world.
“I am the best 155lber in the UFC right now,” Guillard said. “I just don’t have a belt around my waist just yet.”