UFC on FX Headliners Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller Discuss Their Upcoming Fight

Steven Muehlhausen@@fightclubchiContributor IIIJanuary 20, 2012

UFC on FX 1 headliners Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller recently spoke to the media to discuss their fight against one another on Friday night and much more.

UFC on FX 1 takes place on Friday night from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The prelims begin at 6PM ET/3PT on Fuel TV with the main card starting at 9ET/6PT on FX.

Here are some tidbits from each fighter as we get close to the fight.

Guillard on people saying he overlooked Joe Lauzon at UFC 136: "Everybody has their own opinions. Like I tell everybody and I've been stressing this, I don't overlook anyone. Everybody in this game is tough. That's why it's the UFC. That's why the UFC is as big as it is. They know how to pick talent. I didn't call out Joe Lauzon because he was an easy fight. I called out Joe Lauzon because I knew he was tough. I really wanted to fight in Houston in front of my family. I didn't want them to give me that would have been an easy fight, so I asked to fight Joe Lauzon. I respect Joe Lauzon and he's a very talented fighter."

On being headliner for this card considering he was coming off a loss: "No, I'm never shocked about stuff like that. Everybody knows when I fight, I come to fight, win or lose I'm coming to fight. I put on a great show for the fans all the time. That's the way I fight, that's my style of fighting. I want to make sure the fans enjoy every minute, every moment of me being in the octagon. I wasn't surprised. Was I surprised it was Jim Miller? Not really. We are two top guys in our division. We are both coming off two tough losses. This fight makes all the sense in the world."

Miller on what went wrong with Ben Henderson: "I didn't adapt to the situation. I had an off night. I tried to fight like I don't normally fight. It didn't work out to my advantage."