<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=293299" target="_blank"> Guillard: Florian choked, my turn in the spotlight </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=293299" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=7&y=33&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=14738AE1-1D09-6BFC-E54FADEE8437D591.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[mmaweekly.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
One time TUF cast member Melvin Guillard has grown exponentially since joining up with Greg Jackson. If Guillard gets past his co-main event fight versus Evan Dunham at UFC Fight for the Troops on Jan. 22, he’s ready for his shot.
“I think it’s my time,” Guillard told MMAWeekly Radio. “I’m not really asking anymore, I’m telling them I want my shot.”
“Being moved to the main event, I feel like I’m in my rightful place. I’ve won six of my last seven fights in the UFC, and I just feel that I deserve a title shot. It was supposed to be Kenny Florian that’s up there, but this guy has had chance after chance. He’s had numerous chances to be in the No. 1 contender’s spot, and he choked. I just feel like there’s so many 55er’s in the weight class, give some of the other guys, give me and some of the other guys a chance to be in the spotlight."
“I wasn’t happy that Kenny got hurt, I like Kenny, he’s a cool guy and I’ve never had anything bad to say about him.”
“Everybody keeps seeing the same guys fight for titles, and at the end of the day we need to give the fans and you guys something different. There’s so much more talent out there, why keep having the same guys fight for the title? Unless it’s the middleweight class where they’re running out of guys to fight Anderson Silva, the 55 class shouldn’t be that way. There should be a new guy fighting for the title every fight."
“Even with BJ, you know BJ was the champion and he got an immediate rematch, I didn’t feel he deserved that immediate rematch. I felt he fell off the horse and he lost, and he should have accepted the loss."
“Look at the Gray Maynard fight. Gray should have won that fight had he put him away at the beginning of the first round ... Had that been me hitting Frankie Edgar, that fight would have been over.”