Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard admits that he has made many mistakes in the past, but is willing to prove to his fans that he is back for good. Guillard is scheduled to take on Nate Diaz as part of the UFC Fight Night 19 main event, tonight on Spike TV.
From Melvin Guillard:
“Sitting in the Harris County jail in Houston was the low point for me. I thought the UFC was going to cut me. But Dana White gave me a second chance to get my life cleaned up. I had to get my life turned around. My dad died. He was only 44, and I didn’t know how to reach out for help. I turned to drugs. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to make excuses and say I turned to drugs because my dad died. But I did. It was the wrong choice. I hid my pain … I can’t make people change their minds. I believe in showing people rather than telling them. I’m going to show people that I’ve put that part of my life behind me.”