UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard can finally focus on his upcoming match-up with Mac Danzig instead of a fight with the legal system in New Mexico, as “The Young Assassin” was sentenced today for an old assault case but will not have to spend time behind bars. Rather, Guillard received two years probation for the 2010 incident in as well as some community service.
CNNSI was first to report Guillard’s punishment. Few other details were made available.
Guillard has not publicly commented on the court’s resolution. However, in a past interview with ESPN he did reveal the source of his legal woes, stating, “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.”
The 30-12-2 Guillard is scheduled to duke it out with Danzig on July 27 at UFC on FOX 8. The bout will be his first this year and will also come with the added pressure of Guillard attempting to snap a two-fight losing streak.