It sounds like Guillard’s recent poor performances in the UFC have not deterred his confidence.
“I would have dropped either one of them,” Guillard said to MMAjunkie.com, regarding the epic battle that took place at UFC 166 between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez.
The 30 year-old lightweight UFC veteran was not shy of bragging about his besting of Diego Sanchez in past practices.
“I used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time,” Guillard said. When I hit people, I hurt people. That’s just what I do.” Simple and straightforward, that’s just what he does.
Guillard is currently scheduled to fight the hard hitting British lightweight Ross Pearson next. So, it’s likely that he’ll have to go through Pearson before he gets a shot at knocking out Melendez or Sanchez.
As for his fight with Pearson, Guillard issued dire warnings to the Brit.
“Ross better worry about my hands.” Guillard said. “I am the hardest hitting ’55er at 155. I’ve watched him bang with guys, I’ve watched him connect on good shots and not even drop people. Everybody I hit, I drop. Everybody I hit, I f–k them up.”
Guillard has had mixed success in the UFC throughout his career. His overall UFC record is 9-5. He has fallen on hard times recently, only winning 2 of his last 6 fights. However, he did emerge victorious in his most recent fight in July earlier this year against Matt Danzig, winning by KO in the 2nd round. He’ll at least have to get another win if he ever hopes to get a shot against someone like Gilbert Melendez, who is considered to be the #1 contender in the division.