It’s a common play most celebrities execute when something they previously said isn’t well received by the public and gets thrown back in their face -‘That comment was taken out of context.’
During Wednesday’s media workouts in Manchester, outspoken UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (pictured) was asked his thoughts on last Saturday’s instant classic between former teammate Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez.
“I would have dropped either one of them,” Guillard confidently stated. “I used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time. When I hit people, I hurt people. That’s just what I do.”
That’s not all Guillard does, willingly gifting the press an attention-grabbing headline during yesterday’s gathering was also something he did quite well. Taken out of context or not, those were his exact words.
However, this is what Guillard meant to say but needed the assistance of Twitter in order to properly express himself:
“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,” Guillard tweeted Thursday morning after feeling the backlash from fans. “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.”
Melendez took a unanimous decision victory over Sanchez at UFC 166 in what many pundits have dubbed as 2013’s fight of the year. Some are saying it’s the best bout they have ever witnessed.
Guillard, meanwhile, earned a much-needed win in July by knocking out Mac Danzig at UFC on FOX 8. “The Young Assassin” had dropped four of his past five prior to putting Danzig to sleep.
The 30-year-old slugger co-headlines UFC Fight Night 30 on Saturday against Ross Pearson inside Manchester Arena in England.