Melvin Guillard released from UFC
Melvin Guillard's almost nine-year UFC run has come to an end.
"The Young Assassin" was released from the UFC Thursday night, according to his manager Malki Kawa. The decision comes after the 30-year-old lost a unanimous decision to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 38 in London earlier this month.
Guillard (31-13-2, 2 NC) debuted on second season of "The Ultimate Fighter" in 2005. Despite losing early in the tournament, Guillard defeated Marcus Davis via second-round TKO in the Finale to secure a spot in the organization. The lightweight fighter went 12-9 inside the Octagon, with notable wins against Dennis Siver, Gleison Tibau, Evan Dunham and Mac Danzig.
Team Alpha Male parting ways with head coach Duane 'Bang' Ludwig
Coach Duane 'Bang' Ludwig and Team Alpha Male will part ways after working together for the better part of the last year and a half.
Sources close to the camp confirmed Ludwig's exit with FOX Sports on Wednesday. The news of Ludwig's exit was first reported on Twitter earlier in the day, although full details about the split are still not yet available.
Ludwig will still be part of the team until May when they fill the vacancy for the head coaching position. Team Alpha Male posted a job listing on their website on Wednesday looking for applicants for the head coaching position where it's stated the new job would start no later than May 24.
Shogun admits he lacked motivation
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua now trains with Demian Maia in Sao Paulo and thinks that he now knows Dan Henderson's game enough to avenge his loss in their first fight in the rematch at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2.