Props: Pro MMA Radio
"It doesn't make sense. There's a lot of guys working hard. It's who the best fighter is. If Melvin thinks he deserves a shot over me, he should fight me and beat me. It's always about who the best fighter is. Who has he beaten? What has he done? That's great he's finally considered a top contender. Losing to Joe Stevenson in the first round isn't gonna get you that shot. You have to be consistent. He has to separate himself from the pack. I would take that fight."
So Melvin Guillard wants to be a contender, eh? Well, two-time number one lightweight contender Kenny Florian has volunteered to be his stepping stone, saying that the "Young Assassin" doesn't have the resume or the consistency to challenge for a world title ... yet. Legacy be damned! Guillard is fresh off an impressive first round technical knockout victory over Evan Dunham this past Saturday night (Jan. 22) in Fort Hood, Texas. But he's going to have to do better than that if he wants to even sniff division champion Frank Edgar's jock anytime soon, let alone fight him for five rounds. Florian's last bout was a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Gray Maynard, which vaulted the "Bully" to number one contender status. Now Florian's willing to give Guillard that same opportunity, knowing full well that he'd look to exploit his mat skills (or lack thereof) if the match up was ever made. Sound like a good idea, Maniacs?