Melvin Guillard released by the UFC


Ariel Helwani reports that Melvin Guilard, 'The Young Assassin' was released from the UFC Thursday night, according to his manager Malki Kawa:

Melvin Guillard's almost nine-year UFC run has come to an end.

"The Young Assassin" was released from the UFC Thursday night, according to his manager Malki Kawa. The decision comes after the 30-year-old lost a unanimous decision to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 38 in London earlier this month.

Kawa said Guillard, who wasn't available for comment, is handling the news well and eager to move forward.

"We're working to get him signed somewhere else," he said. "I'm going to do what's best for Melvin."

Kawa wouldn't disclose any potential landing spots for Guillard at this time.

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VinegarStrokes site profile image  

3/21/14 7:26 PM by VinegarStrokes

Melvin's biggest opponent is and always has been his own ego. If he was half the fighter he talked himself up to be he'd be unstoppable. But he really hasn't evolved or really improved in a long time.

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

3/21/14 7:11 PM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

Not shocking at all, he has 2 wins in his last 8.Bellator won't sign him because if he beats the Chandler or Alvarez it really screws Bellator over. Risk vs reward and the risk is way to high. If Melvin came in and beat their top guys it will be very hard for Bjorn to tell everyone he has some of the best LWs in the world.

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3/21/14 6:58 PM by JohnnyB1

It might actually be good for Melvin. He wasn't really good enough to get into title contention in the UFC but he might be able to be a top guy in Bellator or WSOF.

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3/21/14 5:29 PM by wasssp

UFC likes to leverage a fighter's loss against him financially. It just doesn't work as well now that there's Bellator and WSOF

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3/21/14 5:27 PM by wasssp

I'm pretty sure he was offered a chance to stay on w/ the UFC, albeit w/ a severe cut in pay.Malki probably didn't like how that worked out for Nate, so he's testing the market, looking out for Melvin's best interests.

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3/21/14 5:20 PM by Pleasesirmaiahavesomemore

Was my fav fighter when I got into mma. So much potential. He is one scary guy. Hopefully he goes back to his roots and smashes some people.

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3/21/14 4:54 PM by Jone2tone

I'm legitimately shocked. YA always had exciting fights. Never thought we'd see the day he got released. Hopefully it'll be a couple quick tune up fights, then back to the octagon. He always struck me as a guy with a title run in him, if he could focus. This situation could get him that.

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3/21/14 4:16 PM by HenatoHicksonHogan

Woogie boogie.

Thacommish site profile image  

3/21/14 4:15 PM by Thacommish

Just like all those guys we dont know who they brought in after fitch left...

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3/21/14 4:12 PM by Thacommish

No he means guys from small regional markets who will never vie for a title or get nearly as far as melvin guillard did but because they cater to a particular market they are kept around.