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Classic Knockout Of The Day: Melvin Guillard’s Boxing Debut Doesn’t Go Well

(Props: TheMrsCountryman. Fight starts at the 2:23 mark, knockout happens at 4:16. And yeah, the audio doesn’t work in this clip, so feel free to hum a tune of your choice.)

Ten months before making his UFC debut at the TUF 2 Finale in November 2005, Melvin Guillard decided to take a pro boxing bout in Las Vegas against a Detroit-based fighter named James Countryman. The fight did not go well for Melvin.

About a minute and a half into the match, Countryman lands a big overhand right that levels Guillard. The Young Assassin springs to his feet and nods his head a couple times to signify that yes, he got smacked with a good one, then goes right back into the fight. Seconds later, Guillard catches a left hook from Countryman flush on the jaw and falls backwards into the ropes, unconscious. Game. Over.

Guillard would go onto a successful career in the UFC, but has never boxed professionally again. Countryman boxed for four more years, compiling a 14-1 record through March 2009. Interestingly enough, Countryman’s final boxing match was a decision win against none other than Karl “KJ” Noons, the current UFC lightweight and former EliteXC champion. Noons fought three more boxing matches that year, winning all three of them, and put together an 11-2 boxing record overall before devoting himself to MMA full time — which maybe wasn’t the greatest choice, in retrospect.

- Elias Cepeda

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Lillie- May 28, 2013 at 10:40 am
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algiersheadkick504- May 28, 2013 at 7:25 am
Elias dropped the ball on that one
cman- May 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm
@12oz. Black zillions finally hired coaches and quit thinking they were successful thus far in their career by being the best all by themselves so sparring each other all day should be enough.
Lex Talionis- May 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm
Am I reading this wrong or does that say KJ Noons is the current UFC Lightweight champion?
Elias- May 28, 2013 at 5:13 am
Wait, he isn't?
The12ozCurls- May 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for the suggestion in the caption. Oddly enough, I hummed "I WANT TO BE SEDATED."

It was very fitting. Blackaillians are on a roll. Tools.