Melvin Guillard's career in World Series of Fighting (WSOF) was marred by controversy from the start. Although he won his promotional debut and earned himself a second chance after missing weight the first time, he famously called WSOF a "B-league" and then missed weight AGAIN for his title fight against Justin Gaethje.
It appears now that "The Young Assassin" may have burned all of his bridges with WSOF. Guillard has been pulled from WSOF 20 on April 10th, where he was originally scheduled to face Ozzy Dugulubgov.
WSOF President Ray Sefo explains to MMA Junkie:
"Obviously, we would have liked to have seen Melvin compete at this weekend's event. But it's Monday, four days away from the fight, and we don't have his medicals, nor have we heard from him. He has not responded to any of requests from our PR team to help promote the show, and we alerted his management team that if we did not receive his medicals by 10 a.m. today, we would have no choice but to pull him from the card, and unfortunately, that's what we've been forced to do."
The phrase "nor have we heard from him" seems scary in itself given he was originally in a featured TV bout for NBC Sports. Dugulubgov will now face Lucas Montoya (8-3) provided they both make weight for the fight. The Nick Newell vs. Joe Condon fight has also been moved up to co-main event status due to the card change.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more fight coverage of WSOF 20: "Branch vs. Markes" all week long.