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Former UFC lightweight does the opposite of BJ Penn, knocks out surly bar patron in Denver (Video)

The one (and perhaps only) good thing about getting knocked out during a bar fight, which happened to ex-UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn last month in Hawaii, is that you’re unlikely to get arrested for felony assault.

The same can’t be said for former UFC lightweight striker Melvin Guillard, who creamed some boorish bar patron while working as a bouncer at the Ginn Mill establishment in Denver, Colo., back in June of 2018.

Sound familiar?

Guillard, 36, pled guilty to one count of second degree assault, according to TMZ.

It’s been a slow and steady decline for the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 contestant. “The Young Assassin” was expected to do big things at 155 pounds, but failed to evolve as a fighter and got submitted in his first six losses under the UFC banner.

To make matters worse, Guillard (32-21-2, 3 NC) is winless in his last nine fights and hasn’t competed since getting toe tagged by Takanori Gomi at RIZIN 11 last summer, the fourth straight time he’s been knocked out in as many fights.

Maybe we can skip that proposed Nik Lentz fight and instead book Guillard vs. Penn for the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot. It would certainly give new meaning to the oft-heard phrase, “Winner winner, chicken dinner.”

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