Melvin Guillard: 5 fight win streak, then 1-4 in last 5

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  1. Foolish

    Foolish Green Belt

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    Remember when this guy was one fight away from a Lightweight title shot? What the hell happened?

    Is it just harder competition? or something else?
     
  2. unojuno

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    The guys just has really pore fight IQ. He finds ways of losing in situations where he is a punch or two from victory. He also can't handle pressure very well, which is apparent in how many rash decisions he makes in the cage when someone is putting the pressure on him. I think if he saw a sports psychologist and really tried to address that obvious problem he would do much better.
     
  3. D10

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    Melvin should just swing widly, use his explosiveness to his favor
     
  4. mrsinister

    mrsinister Brown Belt

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    How does he not have better TDD? No one in the division should be able to take that guy down.
     
  5. MP15

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    Is still the 'Young' Assassin? Is not 30?
     
  6. Thanos

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    He's too cocky and doesn't think about what he's doing in there. Doesn't seem like he takes the fight seriously

    Explosive athletes
     
  7. Auz

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    This.

    It's frustrating to see a talented guy like Melvin lose after getting so close to winning a fight.

    He was COCKY as hell against Lauzon: came in with his hands down and got finished

    Floored Jim Miller but he kept going for the damn flying knees and was timed for a takedown

    almost had Cerrone but let his focus down and got KOed

    Also he needs to keep improving his BJJ....getting subbed too easily
     
  8. KOREANZOMBIE420

    KOREANZOMBIE420 Green Belt

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    dudes like the brother of melvin manhoef. love both of em, really exciting to watch, but never reached their full potential. pretty sad. At least manhoef won his Dream 18 fight with Dennis Kang.
     
  9. buda2

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    This is nothing new with Melvin he's always been up and down.

    Melvin has some clear explosive speed and strength but he always "looked" better than he really was. He can crush cans but I've never been impressed with him against top 10 fighters.
     
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    Melvin is cocky. And because of that has a very poor fight IQ. He has a lot of talent and is very athletic, but he doesn't put it to good use at all.
     
  11. Wanna Bet

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    There are ways to criticize Melvin's fight IQ without being overtly racist. This is not one of them.

    Anderson Silva, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones: 3 of the top 10 fighters in the world. Imagine how good they'd be if they had good fight IQ. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Murtceps Tnulb

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    Needs to go back to Jacksons
     
  13. Strychnine

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    Goodbye PainFOOL, we hardly knew ye...
     
  14. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy Look at the state of his face

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    frank mir's black magic imo

    jk, lauzon stole his soul
     
  15. Strychnine

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    You should edit your post bro, you might get dubbs for even qouting that jackhole...
     
  16. Wanna Bet

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    Good idea. Thanks.
     
  17. r-harper-1

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    Started fighting better fighters , Melvin is the type that his confidence either seems real high or low there is no inbetween
     
  18. The Swirl

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    ... Um wow

    Anyway, Melvin's fight style relies on his confidence. The Lauzon fight took a huge chunk out of that confidence that I dont see him regaining
     
  19. Rowe Jogan

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    Will he be cut because of him being 1-4 in his last 5?
     
  20. r-harper-1

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    not funny
     

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