UFC Quick Quote: Melvin Guillard is going to be lightweight champion

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Melvin Guillard knees Jeremy Stephens during their UFC lightweight bout at Conseco Fieldhouse on September 25 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

"I still think I’m sitting pretty good. I’m ranked number 10 right now. I was ranked number five. When you look at our division it’s so stacked so you don’t see too many five and six fight win streaks against the top guys. So I think any the top guys deserve a shot at the belt at some point. There’s no dominate guy in our weight class anymore at all, there’s too much talent. I’m content with what’s going on. You know you just have to keep working hard and keep training and keep on getting better. The more time I put in it just puts me closer to my goal and that’s being the champion. I believe I can be champion at 155. There’s no point for me to run to another weight class, I’m gonna be champion at 155."

Despite back-to-back submission losses (rear naked choke) to Joe Lauzon at UFC 136 and Jim Miller at UFC on FX, longtime lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Melvin Guillard (via Buddha Sport) still believes he's going to wear the 155-pound belt somewhere down the road and as a result, won't consider a change in weight class. "The Young Assassin," who was also strangled by division number one contender Nate Diaz back in 2009, has a staggering nine of his 10 losses come by way of tap, nap or snap. Can Guillard get back "in the mix" against Fabricio Camoes at UFC 148 this July? Or will his ground game betray him once again?

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