Sherdog is reporting that Melvin Guillard, who was pulled off the UFC 90 card last week, has been arrested due to a violation of his probation relating to a 2007 drug charge.
According to the report Guillard is currently in custody at the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas. He is set to be released to a drug treatment facility as soon as space becomes available. This is part of his amended probation.
Guillard was set to face off against lightweight competitor Spencer Fisher at UFC 90. Instead Fisher will fight Shannon Gugerty. Guillard was originally arrested in August of 2007 for possession of less than a gram of a controlled substance and was under a two year probationary period beginning in October of 2007.
This is not Guillard’s first run in with this kind of thing as he tested positive for cocaine following a loss to Joe Stevenson at UFC Fight Night 9 in April 2007 and was suspended for eight months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Guillard admitted to using cocaine just six days prior to the fight and believed it would be out of his system by the time the fight and subsequent drug test rolled around.
Details of the probation violation were not available at the time of the report.