14 Nov 2014 14:16:39 PM
Melvin Guillard Misses Weight (Again!) for WSOF 15, Fight Against Justin Gaethje Now a Non-Title Bout
For all his insistence that he’s an “A-list fighter,” Melvin Guillard is pulling some bush league crap during his current stint with World Series of Fighting. Guillard missed weight by two pounds before his WSOF debut in July — a second-round knockout of Gesias Cavalcante — and the Young Assassin has blown it again, weighing in at a hefty 158.8 pounds today for his scheduled WSOF 15 title fight against reigning champ Justin Gaethje.
Guillard was given two hours to lose the additional weight, but since a belt was on the line, he’d have to hit 155 on the button…which wasn’t going to happen. Instead, Guillard agreed to a 50% fine of his purse (!!) and the fight will proceed as a non-title bout. Fun fact: Melvin Guillard also missed weight for one of his UFC bouts, coming in at 157.5 pounds before getting knocked out by Donald Cerrone at UFC 150.
Everybody else made weight for the “Branch vs. Okami” WSOF event, which goes down tomorrow at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, and features
three two title fights, including one involving a lady who’s now getting sued. Related question: Is “World Series of Fighting” the most hilariously ironic promotion name in MMA history?