Guillard accuses Varner of being scared of him
The former WEC lightweight champion Varner was forced out of his fight with Guillard after falling ill and as Dana White said earlier this week, "vomiting like the Exorcist" backstage.
Now "The Young Assassin" is saying that Varner's illness was nothing more than fear and nerves, as he told Sherdog's "Beatdown" Radio Show.
"I think it was a little bit of fear, a little bit of nerves and it got the best of him."
"I’m in the locker room getting my rules meeting from the ref, and the end of that rules meeting was a little disturbing because the referee was like, ‘His corner wanted me to let you know that they are a little concerned about you greasing.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ I’ve done nothing but respect this guy and his camp," Guillard said. "I’ve said nothing bad about him or his camp, and [they’re] going to sit there and try to falsely accuse me of possibly greasing? I’m like, ‘OK, whatever.’ I get undressed out of my suit and I put on my fight gear and I’m warming up now … and not even 15, 20 minutes later, the commissioner walks in and says, ‘Melvin, I think your fight might get scratched.’"
Guillard has been accused of greasing in the past, as he had a 2005 fight with Roger Huerta declared a no-contest when he was said to have greased for their fight, which he still refutes to this day.
The two will now meet at UFC 155 in what is sure to be a fight of the night contender.
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