UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard, spoke to Ariel Helwani in a post fight interview and spoke about his devastating knockout loss to his friend, Donald Cerrone.
“This is tough to deal with. The only thing I credit myself for is getting in there when certain other guys wouldn’t step up to the plate. But, that’s no excuse.
I had him hurt and I could have finished him, but I got a little too aggressive. I should have picked my shots a little bit better. I just hope this loss doesn’t set me back too far. I just want to keep moving forward. I’m tired of setbacks.
Honestly, I didn’t even see the head kick. I didn’t even know it was a head kick until after I got up. I went down and I knew my eye was hurting really bad when I went down. It felt like something was actually in my eye. But, I did acknowledge the referee’s hand coming across my back, so I knew he had stopped the fight.
And even then, when I was still down, I felt like something was in my eye. I thought he hit me with a punch. I had no idea it was a kick until after I looked at the replay.”