Jul 27, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Melvin Guillard (blue tape) sits atop the cage after knocking out Mac Danzig during their lightweight bout at Key Arena. Guillard won by TKO in 2nd Round. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

WSOF interested in signing UFC vet Melvin Guillard


Longtime UFC Lightweight contender, Melvin Guillard, was released by the UFC after a nine year run inside the organization two weeks ago. Since then, MMA pundits have been speculating where Guillard will land.

On Monday, World Series of Fighting Matchmaker and Vice President Ali Abdel-Aziz, gave us an inkling of where Guillard may end up fighting next (Courtesy of MMAFighting):

I’ve talked to Melvin Guillard myself. He called me, and I talked to his management…actually, his manager texted me, I owe him a call. But, yeah, of course, absolutely, I have big interest in Melvin. The guy is exciting and he always puts on great fights win, lose or draw. And I got the chance to train with him and spar with him, and the guy if he’s focused, and he’s training, Melvin Guillard is dangerous.

I’d like to maybe get him a couple of wins, and maybe he can fight for the title one day. [Melvin] said he wanted to be a champion, and he fought in the UFC five or six times and didn’t get a title shot. Listen, get two wins in here and you get a title shot.”

With WSOF Lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje taking on Nick Newell for the title at WSOF 11 in July, Guillard would prove to be a fresh contender in the WSOF ranks.

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