twitter google

Melvin Guillard-Jamie Varner Re-Scheduled For UFC 155

Jamie Varner came down with an illness inside the locker room Saturday night, cancelling his planned bout with Melvin Guillard at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.

Guillard found out while warming up for his fight, and at first, thought it was a bad joke being played on him.

“I was told in my locker room. I was sitting down and getting my rules meeting from my ref. Then someone in his corner accused me of greasing. I was a little riled up. Then they told me Varner was throwing up and the fight was cancelled, but I thought it was a joke,” said Guillard, on Fuel TV after the card. “I’m still warming up but then the commissioner came in I knew it was over. When Joe Silva came in I knew.”

The fight has been re-scheduled for UFC 155 at the end of the month, and Guillard said he thinks the UFC should have a back-up fighter planned just in case it happens again.

“I just hope he doesn’t back out again,” Guillard said. “I thought what he did was cowardly. I lost all respect for him. I have a level of respect for him as a person, but not as a fighter.”

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD