While lots of fans are likely pumped about this Saturday’s UFC FN 30 co-headliner between Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard, it’s going to be hard to live up to what went down last Saturday at UFC 166. Yes, here it is several days removed from the jaw dropping war between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez, and it’s still a hot topic.
Since it was such an insane fight, Pearson and Guillard have been fielding questions about the bout as they prepare for their scrap in Manchester. Pearson has relayed he has no intention of emulating the bout, even if it was awesome, while Guillard reportedly offered this take to MMA Junkie.com:
“I would have dropped either one of them,” said Guillard, who is coming off a KO win over Mac Danzig. “I used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time. When I hit people, I hurt people. That’s just what I do.”
How about that? Of course, since Guillard has the ability to brutally end a fighter’s night with one shot, Pearson isn’t planning to trade wildly with the lightweight. It sounds like “The Young Assassin” believes that’s completely understandable.
“Ross better worry about my hands,” Guillard said. “I am the hardest hitting ’55er at 155. I’ve watched him bang with guys, I’ve watched him connect on good shots and not even drop people. Everybody I hit, I drop. Everybody I hit, I f–k them up.”
This is a big fight for Guillard, as the punishing striker has lost four of his last six bouts. Of his last five wins, Guillard has won three via TKO or KO.
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