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    No love as Rich Clementi would say.

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    His fight with Clementi was AWESOME!

    That being said... he's a talented guy who just never seemed able to put it all together. Dude had hands like thunder and was about as ripped as you could get for '55. But he just never seemed to be able to put it all together.

    Best of luck to him in whatever he does. I have a soft spot for all the Season 1/Season 2 TUF guys.
    Hell... I still wish Luke Cummo was back in the UFC! ha!

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    Seems like the new UFC business model is if your not a contender they don't want to pay you any real money.

    They have been cutting a lot of mid level veterans that can't make it in the top ten but still are capable of beating a lot of other guys on the roster. They keep the less talented guys around though because they make far less money.

    Not that I'm overly concerned with Guillard being cut was never a fan but kind of a crappy business model moving forward especially when the cards are getting watered down as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post

    They have been cutting a lot of mid level veterans that can't make it in the top ten but still are capable of beating a lot of other guys on the roster. They keep the less talented guys around though because they make far less money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    That's the way of the world though
    Not necessarily..

    I keep guys around that work for me that may not be able to perform as well as my top guys. But I keep them around because they are consistent and even though I pay them a bit more then if I bring in a new guy I know the job will be done right and my customers will be happy.. where as with the new guy I don't know that.

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    I hope Melvin can find the motivation to come back. I still think he has what it takes to be the UFC champ one day. He needs to put all his tools together. He had Johnson hurt in the first round, but he never established a jab or any kind of forward offense. He played the waiting game trying to counter. If he masters a steady jab, those vicious body kicks, some leg kicks and maybe he mixes in spinning heel kicks to the body and head. He's gonna be a dangerous striker. His kicks are really underrated. And his Judo, is way under used, it's a great counter wrestling tool that he can use to punish wrestlers. He has a great vehicle, he just needs to be a better driver. I wish him well, and it would be fun to see him in Bellator, but his chances of getting back into the UFC would be slimmer. WSOF I just can't get excited about.
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    'Happy' Melvin Guillard reacts to UFC release: 'It was the best thing that could happen to me'
    http://www.mmamania.com/2014/3/24/55...uld-happen-mma

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    'It was the best thing that could happen to me'

    No, the best thing that could happen to you is not losing and keeping your job.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    So if I don't sin, when I die, I go to Canada? Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    'It was the best thing that could happen to me'

    No, the best thing that could happen to you is not losing and keeping your job.
    Sounds like he wasn't breaking even in the UFC, Not sure that's a good job to keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist of Lemon View Post
    Sounds like he wasn't breaking even in the UFC, Not sure that's a good job to keep.
    He probably would have broken even if he could string together a few good wins.

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