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WSOF VP Rips Former UFC Fighter Melvin Guillard

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Ali Abdel-Aziz is an outspoken Vice President for The World Series of Fighting, Melvin Guillard (34-14-2-2) is a highly controversial mixed martial arts fighter, when things go down between the two, drama is sure to ensue. Ali appeared on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and spoke on the breakdown between the organization and Melvin and went on to say some very colorful things of the former UFC veteran. Guillard is now signed to Bellator and will face off with Brandon Girtz (11-4) at Bellator 140.

“I don’t think it ended poorly,” said Abdel-Aziz, as transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMAFighting.com. “I just think Melvin, he’s out of his mind. I don’t really care about Melvin. He’s a UFC reject. He’s a WSOF reject. Now he’s headlining Bellator’s main event. Like, the guy was talking so much s—. When he left the UFC, he was talking s— about the UFC. When he left World Series of Fighting, he was talking s— about World Series of Fighting. When he’s going to get cut from Bellator, he’s going to talk about Bellator.”

“People know what Melvin is. And honestly, I’m upset with Melvin. Because after he asked for his release and (manager) Malki (Kawa) asked me, and we gave him his release and he sent me a text message saying ‘thank you, I really appreciate it,’ the whole thing is he’s going on the internet and talking about WSOF is s— and UFC is s— He’s s—. Like, Melvin sucks. Honestly, I think he’s an explosive, athletic guy, he’s getting older — it’s not working for him.

“Listen, Melvin, we had some sparring sessions in the gym at Greg Jackson’s, and I beat Melvin every time. Melvin is never going to be a world champion. Melvin is going to be a world champion of one thing: he taps. That’s what Melvin does. That what he does, he’s the world champion of tapping.

“All you’ve got to do is just match him up with a wrestler. He’s going to take him down and finish him. That’s how I finished him in the gym and Greg Jackson was a witness of that.”

“It seems like f—ing everybody is leaving a promotion now and talking s— about the other promotion.”

“I didn’t have to release Melvin. Melvin, if he was still with World Series of Fighting, would probably be fighting on the undercard somehow. Now he’s headlining a main event. But you know what, it’s good for him. But I’m not worried about it. Even his coaches, his own coaches, they were asking me, ‘why are you not cutting this guy? He doesn’t deserve to be at World Series of Fighting.’ He’s a guy who burned a lot of bridges, but listen, we have a lot of great things going on at World Series of Fighting. The last thing I want to worry about is Melvin.”


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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.