<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=416020" target="_blank"> Guillard: Why aren't more guys stepping up? </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=416020" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=90&q=75&x=130&y=13&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=melvin-guillard-10-07-11-15-17-22-548.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[mmajunkie.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
"I'm sitting here, today, getting ready to fight my best friend because maybe thee or four other guys didn't take the fight," Guillard said. "This fight has been planned long before my last fight on July 7. They already had these fights already matched up. So for me to be fighting a month later, that means some guys didn't step up to the plate and do their job."
"When I was offered this fight, the first thing I thought was, 'I guess there must have been some other people who said no to this fight,'" Guillard said. "Quite frankly, I was right about that. There was about three people who turned it down.
"For the media and the UFC to know how the division is so stacked, why aren't more guys stepping up? That's my question."