After Melvins Guillards sudden replacement by Shannon Gugerty to face Spencer Fisher at UFC 90, questions arose to the reason for the quick replacement. According to Sherdog, Melvin Guillard was arrested on Sept. 13th in Houston for apparently violating his probation on 2007 drug charges.
The 25-year-old New Orleans native is in custody at the Harris County jail in Houston, the deputy said last Thursday, and will be released to a drug treatment facility as soon as space becomes available per the terms of his recently amended probation.
Details of the violation were not readily available.
Guillard was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for cocaine following his disappointing loss to Joe ‘Daddy’ Stevenson at UFC Fight Night 9 back in 2007.
Following a rash of loses in the CAGE this setback doesn’t help Guillards chances of staying on the UFC’s payroll.