Melvin Guillard Facing Assault Charges In New Mexico

UFC fighter Melvin Guillard is set to go to court on April 10th in New Mexico where he’s facing five charges: two counts of aggravated battery and a further three for failure to appear in court.

If found guilty by the jury then Guillard is facing up to six months per charge along with addition fines and probation.

Meanwhile, Guillard has announced that he’s leaving the Blackzillian fight team in Florida, and expressed his desire to move back to the Jackson’s MMA camp in New Mexico.

“I’m no longer a blackzillian I went back to where I belong Jackson’s:-):-):-):-):-),” Guillard wrote on Twitter.

It appears ‘The Young Assassin’ spoke prematurely however, as it turns out that the Jackson’s gym aren’t keen on the idea of letting him back. are reporting that the Jackson’s team held a vote to establish whether they would allow him to return and they unanimously decided that they didn’t want him back on-board.

So it’s far from an ideal situation for Guillard right now, and given that he’s won just one of his last five fights he needs to get both his professional and personal life in order quickly or he might not have a place in the UFC for much longer either.

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