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UFC Quick Quote: Melvin Guillard would have dropped both Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez

Melvin Guillard says that had it been him inside the Octagon against either Diego Sanchez or Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, he would have dropped them once the punches started flying.


"I would have dropped either one of them. I used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time. When I hit people, I hurt people. That's just what I do."

-- Fight fans were left in awe after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight scrap between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez, one that turned out to be a hell of a barn-burner (highlights here) at UFC 166 last weekend (Oct. 19, 2013) in Houston, Texas. Melvin Guillard, however, wasn't overly impressed after the 15-minute brawl. When asked by MMA Junkie to give his assessment of the "Fight of the Night" scrap, "The Young Assassin" simply said he would have dropped both of his fellow 155-pound fighters, much like he used to do to Diego during their training days at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA. Not only that, but he would have hurt "El Nino," too, had it been him inside the Octagon trading punches with them because that's just what he does. Guillard will have a chance to prove he's still one of the hardest punchers in the division when he takes on an equally heavy-handed Ross Pearson in the co-main event of this weekend's (Oct. 26, 2013) UFC Fight Night 30 event in Manchester, England. With a victory, Melvin -- who now calls American Top Team (ATT) home -- will make it two wins in a row and could possibly make a case for a fight against Melendez or Sanchez. But, does he have a chance against either one of them? Or will it be Diego and Gilbert doing the dropping?

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