Melvin Guillard worked himself into title contention in the UFC’s ultra-competitive lightweight division with five consecutive victories from 2010-11.

However, a 1-4 slide in his last five now has Guillard possibly facing his release from the Octagon.

“You’re asking me where he is, I don’t know, as far as being cut,” said UFC president Dana White, following Guillard’s loss to Jamie Varner at UFC 155. “We’ll talk to the boys and see.”

White and UFC officials have given fighters who stand and trade a second chance, and “The Young Assassin” has always shown a willingness to step up and fight anybody. However, White has also been critical of Guillard because of his lack of aggression.

Since appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 2, Guillard has posted a record of 11-8 fighting inside the Octagon. The 29-year-old already has 45 professional fights on his resume, sporting a career record of 30-12-2 with one no-contest.

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