Melvin Guillard Plans On ‘Enjoying’ Fight With Donald Cerrone

Melvin Guillard and Donald Cerrone answered enough questions this past week to fill an entire book.

Yes, the two are former sparring partners under Greg Jackson’s training in New Mexico.

Yes, both are friends who enjoy the company of the other.

And yes, each fighter plans to knock the other one out come Saturday night at UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II.

Cerrone and Guillard will serve as the co-main event from Denver, Colorado. Both are actually looking forward to testing their skills and will against the other.

“I’m actually enjoying it,” said Guillard, in an interview with FightLine after Thursday’s pre-fight press conference. “My present coaches and my former coaches will all be there at one time coaching the both of us. It will kind of be like being coach by coach Greg again; sort of a homecoming feel.”

Guillard left Jackson’s MMA and moved to Florida full-time to train with the “Blackzilians” at Jaco Hybrid Training Center. He remains close with Jackson, the other coaches and the fighters from the gym, however, and says the fight with “Cowboy” is “just business.”

“I have a great relationship with all those guys,” Guillard said. “It’s like being in the NFL. Coach Greg will be like Bill Belichick (New England’s coach), and my coaches right now would be Sean Peyton (New Orleans head coach). We are going to go in and see who can get out-coached.”

Guillard brings with him a 30-10-2 record, including a recent victory over Fabricio Camoes to halt a two-fight losing skid.

Photo credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog

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