"I was excited for my last fight with Lauzon, and I was in the best shape of my life," Guillard said at today's media workout session. "I just rushed myself and got caught. So right now, this new year, my key word is patience. In order to be patient, sometime I have to keep myself calm when i don't want to be. I'd rather be sitting here, jumping around all crazy, but I want to translate how I feel right now into the ring.
"It's not going to affect my style of fight, just so you guys know. I'm still going to go in and be the fast, explosive kid that I am. But right now, I just want to stay focused and grounded - try to humble myself where I can go in against a guy like Jim Miller and not make that mistake I made against Joe Lauzon."
"I know in the past I've said, 'I want to win a title; I want to win a title,'" Guillard said. "Of course I want to have the title eventually, but right now I just want to enjoy fighting – getting better – and by the time I do become a world champion, I can hold the belt for a long time and be successful.
"I learned from a close friend recently that sometimes when you win the belt too fast, it can be the end of your career. But I definitely want to enjoy my career and win the belt before I take my way out the door."
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