Guillard not welcome to return to Jackson’s MMA

Monday, March 25, 2013

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Despite Twitter Announcement, Melvin Guillard Not Returning to Train at Jackson’s MMA

Melvin Guillard recently announced via Twitter that he was returning to Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico.

“I’m no longer a Blackzilian,” tweeted Guilard. “I went back to where I belong Jackson’s.”

However, “The Young Assassin” will not be granted access to train with the renowned camp. The decision was voted on by the entire team.

Guillard went 5-0 while under the tutelage of Greg Jackson and Mike Winklejohn. He then trained at both Jackson’s and the Florida-based Blackzilians to prepare for his fight with Joe Lauzon at UFC 136. Following a loss to Lauzon, Guillard transitioned to the Blackzilian team, going 1-2.

Guillard does not currently have a bout scheduled with the UFC, and what camp he ends up at is unknown.

MMAJunkie has the details.

Two months before UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard announced via Twitter that he was returning to Team Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, NM, the gym’s leaders voted to keep him from doing so.

Guillard had inquired about a potential reunion through former teammates, who then passed word to the gym’s administration. The vote was unanimous.

“The Young Assassin” had angered the team in interviews he gave about a move this past year to Florida’s “Blackzilians” team, a source close to the MMA team told

Adding to concerns, Guillard has two outstanding assault charges against him from separate incidents in Albuquerque in 2010, records show.

“He’s not allowed back here,” said the source.

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