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Ronnys Torres: I will fight Melvin Guillard on the floor

Props: Terra Magazine


"Melvin Guillard is a tough guy. He already showed everybody he has heavy hands. His wrestling is excellent, he knows how to put people down but I’m training a lot of boxing and wrestling. Sure thing I can’t exchange with him since he has knocked out some guys. I will fight on the floor. I’m training boxing to cheat my opponent and take him down. He made the main event of UFC Fight Night so UFC threw me in a fire proof. I’ll be prepared. I’m still calm for the fight, it doesn’t seem like a debut. But I think when it’s near I’ll get nervous, even when I am training inside the octagon the legs will shake out. All fighters who debuted at UFC told me that, so it won’t be different with me. I know I will feel the pressure but God knows my future. I will pass some nights waken thinking about this fight."

Nova Uniao-trained Ronny Torres anticipates the heavy hands of Melvin Guillard when he meets "The Young Assassin" at UFC 109 in early 2010. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt is an impressive 14-1 outside of the promotion and looks to carry that momentum into his pending UFC debut. Don't expect a very warm welcome from Guillard, who's probably tired of dominating fighters only to lose by submission. Will this time be any different?

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