You can either interpret this as he's settling for "gatekeeper" status or that he's learning to focus on just winning the fight in front of him. The good news for him is that he's exciting and a draw in the LW division. That's something only a handful of guys can claim. I can easily see him getting a call to fight Eddie Alverez WHEN Alverez makes his UFC debut....and I can see him getting the KO on Alverez, no if they give him Gilbert Melendez, I honestly don't know if he can win that fight. Cause Melendez won't stand and trade with him, but if he does pull of the upset, it's not inconceivable that he can't leapfrog to the #1 contender spot. Henderson vs Guillard is a very sellable fight, the problem would be putting Guillard on a path to "somewhat" justify making it....of course that's never really stopped Dana before...so.....
I think fans can afford to write off Guillard, but fighters know better.....so I tend to listen a bit more to them...
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