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Former UFC fighter Melvin Guillard has recently been arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest following a bar fight in Denver earlier this month, but that’s not the only trouble Guillard is facing at the moment.
According to MMAfighting.com, Guillard was already in court facing charges for two separate, albeit similar incidents when police picked him up for these latest bar fight charges.
The first incident of which took place in September of last year where Guillard allegedly assaulted a former acquaintance of his who sustained some serious injuries from the assault including a broken orbital and other facial damages.
Guillard is also facing some other second-degree assault charges, which are a felony, as well as some misdemeanor domestic violence charges stemming from another incident in April of this year involving a former girlfriend of Guillard’s whom he allegedly strangled.
There seems to be a disturbing pattern here for Guillard who is most likely going to be doing a stretch of time here now with all of these violent charges adding up. Not to make excuses for his absolutely abhorrent behavior either, but all of these charges really makes you wonder if CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) played any role in this as increased aggression is a common symptom.
Guillard has been knocked out in his last four fights and hasn’t even won a fight since 2014, but at one point in time, many moons ago, Guillard was one of the preeminent lightweight fighters in the UFC, holding impressive wins over tough guys like Evan Dunham, Gleison Tibau, and Jeremy Stephens.
With all of these recent charges, though, in which Guillard is now facing multiple felony charges, you’ve got to think his MMA career is at an end here but that’s probably the least of his worries at the moment.
Guillard is next expected to appear in court on October 10th, 2018 for the two previous incidents and is currently being held on a 10,000 cash bail for the most recent bar altercation.