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Dana White: 'I always thought Melvin Guillard was the biggest waste of talent'

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To add to what I said earlier, he was young and probably relied more on just talent and training in more areas.

Post #16   10/4/11 4:41:18PM   

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I think it's all about being serious and dedicating yourself to the sport.

Guillard does have potential and I just don't think he was training effectively in the past. By effectively, I mean studying your opponents and training yourself to beat your opponent and not just training mma on a regular schedule to stay sharp and in shape.

Guillard has great attributes like strength, speed, and wrestling. The key component to his short comings in the past is probably the lack of dedication to the sport. He probably does mma on the side and only trains a little bit before a fight. If he can dedicate himself to the sport and not treat it like it is just a gig, then I can see big things happening in the near future. But at the same time, I cannot help but wonder how many precious years of training he has already lost. I don't know much about him but I am guessing he has virtually no Jiu Jitsu in his arsenal of offense or defense.

IMO, Guillard has been getting by in mma with his raw natural talents e.g. speed, strength, size and youth. He will do well with the current roster but I think it may be a little too late for the young assassin to shine as this article suggested.

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Melvin got his act together, changed camps for the better
Good for him!!! Hope he gets a title shot in 2012

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He's never beat anyone with good bjj and I don't think he's going to start anytime soon he says he's been working mostly striking.

Post #19   10/4/11 9:23:22PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Melvin got his act together, changed camps for the better
Good for him!!! Hope he gets a title shot in 2012



He has never beat a top guy except Roller whos style was made for him and Dunham was never a proven top. I dont know why people cant see that he has been intentionally given people to outclass so he can either put asses in seats in his title shot or get beaten by a top guy who will then put asses in seats because he beat a "top talent" in Melvin.

He is good but vastly overhyped.

Post #20   10/4/11 9:38:59PM   

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i think it's funny that he is in arguably the most stacked division in the ufc & some argue that a win over Joe Lauzon would make him deserving of a title shot. 5 wins is a big run, but the level of talent of those guys isn't exactly the top tier of the LW division

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

i think it's funny that he is in arguably the most stacked division in the ufc & some argue that a win over Joe Lauzon would make him deserving of a title shot. 5 wins is a big run, but the level of talent of those guys isn't exactly the top tier of the LW division




its the Jim Miller hype. a bunch of wins over decent but not great fighters. sell it to the casual fan that this guy is on a X fight win streak and has cleaned out his path to the title.

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Lauzon is a handful for anyone in the 1rst round. I'm interested in that the most.

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Posted by Kpro

Every time he won even when he was a "waste of talent" he thanked God, so I don't think it was a mental issue before, I think maybe God just forgot to buy tickets to the event on nights he lost.



This is definitely a case of God playing favorites. Clearly God likes Nate Diaz more than Melvin Guillard

Sometimes God wants you to beat some ass, sometimes he wants you to get your ass beat. There's nothing more humbling, really!

Post #24   10/6/11 2:03:39PM   
 
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