“Right now I am just taking it one fight at a time, I’ve lost two in a row and I need to win this next one,” offered the New Orleans native. “I’ve told Dana White and Joe Silva I want to fight the best guys in the sport. I’ll fight whomever they put in front of me, I will never say no to a fight. It’s all about guys wanting to fight me and that’s the biggest catch. There are some cats who haven’t wanted to step up to the plate and challenge me. Whether it’s the champion or a guy coming straight off of The Ultimate Fighter I’ll fight anyone. I’m not the type of guy that other fighters are lining up to fight me.
“The last two fights I’ve lost on my own going back to the Lauzon fight. I rushed myself and he wound up catching me. If I had to pick any one guy that I wanted to fight it would have to be Joe Lauzon. He was very disrespectful after he won the fight. All I said was I thought I beat myself because I was too amped up and I was also transitioning between camps. I gave him respect for beating me, but then I read in a magazine that he punched me in my face, dropped me and then choked me out. I tried to take the high road and be professional about it, but he chose to be disrespectful about it. I want to win this fight and hopefully get a rematch with Lauzon.
“Lauzon caught me with a lucky punch and that was the deciding factor,” Guillard continued. “I could see if he beat me up for five minutes, but he didn’t and it will be different if we meet again. Right now I have Fabricio in my sights and I feel like I fight better with my back against the wall. I have two losses in a row so the pressure is on me to get a win. In my mind I feel like this could be my last fight in the UFC if I don’t get a win. I always fight better when my back is against the wall. I am also undefeated when I fight during the Fourth of July weekend so I have two big things in my favor. I relish the opportunity to fight under pressure.”
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