The game has taught Guillard patience, but time and experience have taught him to become a professional and a stand up citizen.
"I know I used to be one of those hot headed kids, but when you do stuff like that and your boss finds out and calls you on your phone and says, 'Hey, I'm hearing things that you didn't bother to tell me,' I could still end up losing my job because I'm representing the UFC. Everywhere I go people know that I'm a UFC fighter.
"So if I'm out there getting in street fights and being a hoodlum, I'm pretty sure Dana and Lorenzo and them find out, I'm pretty sure I could lose my job, just because of my ignorance. So now I pride myself on being a guy of integrity. I'm an honorable young man. And it's not only just to the business, but to my family. I drug my families name through the mud, especially with the drug use, so I'm trying to rebuild my families name. So now when people here talk about Melvin, it's all good things and I'm proud of that."
Melvin Guillard made the preceding statements while appearing as a guest on MMA Fight Corner presented by FiveKnuckles.com. You can catch the interview in its entirety below: