Diego Sanchez Fires Back at Melvin Guillard for KO Claim

Written by Tom Ngo
October 25th, 2013

UFC Diego Sanchez

Remember two days ago when Melvin Guillard claimed he used to “drop” Diego Sanchez (pictured) on the regular in practice when they were teammates at Greg Jackson’s famed academy? Well, Guillard must have been flooring a different Diego Sanchez – so says Diego Sanchez.

“never ounce @Young__Assassin why you trying to get attention by making up fake stories? Im not even gonna start with you OK,” Sanchez tweeted. “everybody @JacksonsMMA know the truth your full of s*** melv & never dropped me!”

During Wednesday’s media workouts, Guillard was asked about last Saturday’s instant classic between Sanchez and former Strikeforce lightweight champion 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.”

After catching crazy flack for his comment, Guillard started backpedaling by claiming the media twisted his words around and took the remark out of context. Whether it’s what he meant to say or not, those are the exact words that came out of Guillard’s mouth. 

Sanchez, on the other hand, didn’t mince words when he returned fire when discussing the subject with a fan.

“I will say he is very skilled at getting takendown easily. And his tapping techniques are very sharp,” Sanchez said of his former teammate.

Meanwhile, Guillard has bigger fish to fry. He’s co-headlining UFC on FOX 30 tomorrow against Ross Pearson in Manchester.

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