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Quote of the Day: Melvin Guillard is “Praying” for a Joe Lauzon Rematch

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(Come to think of it, we’d watch this again.) 

Perhaps Melvin Guillard has made some DRASTIC improvements to his ground game since joining up with the Blackzilians, or perhaps he simply has some sort of autoerotic asphyxiation fetish, because the hard hitting lightweight recently told MMA Weekly that he wants his next fight to be a rematch against Joe Lauzon, whom you may recall, dropped Guillard and finished him with a rear-naked choke in just under 50 seconds of their UFC 136 bout. According to Guillard, the loss is the only in his career that he felt he truly should have won. Here’s what “The Young Assassin” had to say:

In the 10 losses I have in my MMA career, I haven’t rematched anyone I’ve lost to. Not once, I’ve never really cared for rematches because I felt they won, now I’ll move on. Right now, I’m at the point where this fight means something to me, I have something to prove against Joe Lauzon, so this is a rematch I’m asking for. Right now, I’m looking to watch the fights in Japan and I’m praying that he loses to (Anthony) Pettis because I want a rematch against Joe Lauzon. I don’t want to fight nobody next but Joe Lauzon. I don’t even care how it goes, I just want to see Pettis win and I want an immediate rematch with Joe Lauzon. Hopefully, I can get that rematch by fourth of July in Vegas.

Guillard also stated that his dislike for Lauzon has dramatically increased over the past couple months thanks to Twitter, go figure. Apparently Lauzon had some less than nice things to say about Guillard in the wake of his first round submission (also by rear-naked choke) loss to Jim Miller at the inaugural UFC on FX event. Shortly after the fight was over, Lauzon posted, “Some people never learn…that looked familiar.” That statement, along with several other comments Lauzon made expressing his frustration over Guillard’s claims that the loss was a fluke seem to have angered Guillard to no end:

Lately on my Twitter some posts have been popping up and I’m like what the hell is this? So I’m looking and next thing I know it’s people talking about Joe Lauzon hit the nail on the head, he was right, so I went in and read the article and all of a sudden he’s blasting me talking about he slapped me and he choked me out, and Melvin’s going around telling everybody I got lucky. 

I never said the dude got lucky. I said it was a good fight, I always gave Joe Lauzon the respect that was due, and I thought he was the better guy that day. Did I think the fight was a fluke on my part? Yeah, the fight was a fluke on my part, but I never took anything from him. So I guess he misinterpreted what I said.

Guillard has grown so heated over Lauzon’s recent comments, in fact, that he has threatened to violate the CP ban of bringing back your old self when discussing his future pans for “J-Lau.”

The new me, I’m trying to be respectful and handle it the right way, but at this point right now I’m kind of fed up with it. The old me is about to come out on Joe Lauzon. He’s about to take Rich Clementi’s place of being that guy that I just don’t like.

If you recall, Clementi and Guillard had an epic war of words before, during, and after their UFC 79 battle. If you also recall, Clementi won that fight by way of REAR-NAKED CHOKE. Afterward, Clementi and Guillard nearly came to blows yet again when Clementi told Joe Rogan in the post fight interview that Melvin “still hadn’t learned his lesson.” Ironic.

What do you guys think? Does Guillard deserve another shot at Lauzon, or should we be talking about the fact that a man who was being touted as the next lightweight title contender not too long ago is now asking for rematch against an opponent who would hypothetically be coming off a loss? Discuss.

-J. Jones

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nissan09- February 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm
Glad to see the Support for Lauzon - he has never been a cocky fighter so there must be something out there that Melvin said.
texasbadass- February 24, 2012 at 9:59 am
Oh really? what, he decided to take the fight seriously this time? Bravo Melvin you da man!
il_formaggio- February 24, 2012 at 9:55 am
Melvin taps very fast. I don't think he even tries to get out of the choke. No rematch.
nucklhed- February 24, 2012 at 8:40 am
You know what really bothers me? It's the utter waste of unbelievable talent. To see it all just disappear as consciousness is slowly lost. A slow slide under the water of the bathtub... Wrong story.. Sorry bout that. I like seeing Melvin get choked out.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 24, 2012 at 6:20 am
First and Foremost Melvin made several bullshit statements, He also made a point in the one interview with Cagepotato to claim his fight with Jim Miller should be a Contender fight because for some reason he thought when two guys are coming off a loss their right in line for a shot. I believe Melvin made a point to say that the UFC understands that some fighters are midpack fighters while he would be a great ambassador for the sport and Lightweight champion, Seriously. No seriously? Fucking Melvin, I love watching you fight but you just lost two fights in identical fashion. Let me reiterate one point ARE YOU SERIOUS? Rematches are for close fights that are close in scoring or when an Official makes a suspect call not when Someone catches you Nasty and then chokes the living shit out of you. Gimmie a fucking break, You have had many fights where the next one could be a title fight. It's time to let someone else rise up and get that chance what sort of fucking Moonshine do that make down in Florida? Can I buy a 1.75? because you sir are fucking delusional on all forefronts. Fucking ridiculous.
abenormal- February 24, 2012 at 6:14 am
Dude keeps getting fluked.
Todd M- February 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm
Rich Climenti said it best, 'Melvin Ain't Shit'.
Giblets- February 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm
Why would he rematch Gillard who has lost his last 2 fights, isn't this the bit where Gillards next fight is for his job?
Ricardo Guitardo- February 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm
What is up with these losers demanding rematches?? You need to fight a couple of cans first before you get a rematch. Whats next??? I lost so I demand a title shot....
nick diaz and the dub sack- February 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Fluke, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Gladheateher- February 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm
I think this newer version of Joe Louzon is a douche.
Let him fight Dennis Siver. Someone should also mention that Gsots tapped him like a bitch.
edhedicus- February 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Neer, Stevenson, Clementi, Diaz, Lauzon, Miller.... with all of the "brotherhood" and comraderie in the UFC, would one of these guys teach this dipthong how to grapple? Please?
ArmFarmer- February 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Why does he even bother.. he knows about kickboxing right? Go to k1 and be as explosive and 1 dimensional as you want. Dude gets tapped out within seconds of hitting the ground every time.
Miles- February 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Fluke : Unlikely chance occurrence, esp. a surprising piece of luck.

meh... I'm done caring about Melvin until he actually shows an improved ground game.