Melvin Guillard Granted Release from World Series of Fighting

April 30, 2015
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Lightweight Melvin Guillard was granted his release from World Series of Fighting on Thursday. His manager, First Round Management CEO Malki Kawa, broke the news via Twitter.

Guillard (23-13-2, 2 NC) was scheduled to take on Ozzy Dugulubgov at WSOF 20 on April 10, but was pulled from the fight card days before the event for failing to submit his medicals. He competed twice for the organization. He knocked out Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante in his promotional debut, but lost to champion Justin Gaethje by split decision in his next outing. Guillard missed weight for both contests.

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Melvin GuillardDuring a media conference call following Guillard being pulled from the fight card, WSOF president Ray Sefo blasted the fighter’s unprofessionalism.

“[Guillard] missed weight for his first fight. He missed weight for a world title fight. He put us at risk in terms of… because, what happens if he’d won that fight? And then our PR team has reached out to him and his management team to do PR. He just completely ignored that, and then he goes off and does his own interview with somebody else and trash talks the company. It’s just, you know, I’m not going to tolerate that kind of behavior.”

Before signing with WSOF in 2014, Guillard appeared on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter and fought 22 times inside the Octagon, compiling a 12-9, 1 NC record with the promotion.

There has been no word yet and where Guillard might fight next.

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  • drkdisciple

    Hope I never see that loser in the UFC again!

  • Sir_Roy

    He needs to go away. What an unprofessional scrub. A nobody fighter who thinks he’s far more than he is. Even if he were on a preliminary card, unless I was massively interested in his competitor, I pick that moment to take my bio break and go for a beer run.

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  • Mark Rock

    I’ve always liked that guy.

  • TRT-rex

    Bellator will take him

    • shakejunt

      unfortunately, you’re right.

  • bob

    He’s such an idiot… I’ve loved watching Melvin fight and have been a huge fan, but it shocks me how some people just remain stupid and don’t learn from many of their mistakes. Maybe he’s not doing blow everyday anymore, but the way he’s handled his career since leaving the UFC has been a joke. Whatever joke of a manager he has should slap himself in the face as well for having 0 control of a now B-level fighter who can’t make weight around an organization who tried to build him into a star. Pathetic.

    • JJDNB

      No one should slap Melvin…unless you’ve taken at least 3 beginner jiu jitsu classes

  • Seth

    WOO HOO! VIacom MMA and 155lbs cans – here he comes! Sad that from such a entertaining fighter, he will become nothing more than a can opener in Viacomland…