Melvin Guillard has been in the news week, not only because he’s set to fight Ross Pearson tonight at UFC Fight Night 30, but because of comments he recently made about last Saturday’s Gilbert Melendez-Diego Sanchez scrap. You may have heard that the UFC 166 bout was pretty, pretty fantastic…

While discussing the fight, Guillard contended that he would have “dropped either one of them”, before claiming that he “used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time.” The two used to train together at Jackson’s MMA. Well, the comments not surprisingly got back to Sanchez, who responded on Twitter by saying:

never ounce @Young__Assassin why you trying to get attention by making up fake stories? Im not even gonna start with you OK

@GilbertMelendez @mmacoachwink & everybody @JacksonsMMA know the truth your full of shit melv & never dropped me!

In follow up tweets from Guillard, who has prepared for his Pearson fight with American Top Team, he noted:

The media twisting my words that’s why I hate giving interviews now I’m a fighter what you expect me to say that this guys would wipe my ass

Omg people I’m a fighter remember we fight stop taking everything out of context please I ment nothing by that ok we fight that’s what we do

Could this have planted the seeds for Guillard-Sanchez down the road? First things first, of course, and that’s Pearson-Guillard, which has the potential to be “FOTN.” It’s going to be interesting to see whether Guillard can catch Pearson with one of his feared bombs or not.

The main card action gets underway today in Manchester at 3:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM /PT.

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