The number three MMA promotion in the world might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. At least, according to UFC Melvin Guillard. “The Young Assassin” bailed on his scheduled fight at the WSOF installment slated for Friday night, leaving opponent Ozzy Dugulubgov – and the organization – high and dry. His reasoning for pulling out? Apparently WSOF sucks.
Listen to the interview below and you’ll hear Guillard talking about some reneged promises.
As per MMAJunkie, here’s WSOF’s response to Guillard skipping out on his fight:
MMAjunkie was today told “The Young Assassin” will not compete at WSOF 20 because WSOF executives have been unable to reach Guillard in the days ahead of the contest.
“Obviously, we would have liked to have seen Melvin compete at this weekend’s event,” WSOF President Ray Sefo told MMAjunkie. “But it’s Monday, four days away from the fight, and we don’t have his medicals, nor have we heard from him. He has not responded to any of requests from our PR team to help promote the show, and we alerted his management team that if we did not receive his medicals by 10 a.m. today, we would have no choice but to pull him from the card, and unfortunately, that’s what we’ve been forced to do.”
This isn’t the first time a fighter has had some very public issues with the organization (see: Josh Burkman, et al.). At some point, you have to wonder what’s really going on with WSOF.