Melvin Guillard Addresses Assault Charges

UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard has had a rough go of it over the past few weeks. The 30-year old slugger announced he was leaving the Blackzilian camp he’d spent more than a year training at only to find out his old home at Jackson’s MMA wasn’t willing to open its doors to him. Then word came down that he was due in court to face assault charges.

Guillard recently spoke about his legal situation with ESPN where he said he would definitely be cleared of wrongdoing in the end because he “never touched anybody.”

“That was an incident that happened when I first got to Jackson’s. To put it all out there, I’m fighting charges because I was jumped by a general manager and five security guards.”

“My hands never touched anybody. There were five fans that I bought drinks for and when they saw me get jumped, they commenced to jump on the security. That’s as far as I’m going to get into this. I shouldn’t even be saying that much.”

“It’s weird because that happened in early 2010 and now all of a sudden when I try to go back to Jackson’s, somebody leaks out that I’m fighting assault charges. I’m like, ‘Wow. It’s 2013.’”

SOURCE: ESPN
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