The loss to Lauzon has sent Guillard from possibly facing Frankie Edgar, back to the end of the line in the UFC's lightweight division.
Guillard was on a roll and his five-fight winning streak was earning him respect.
Unfortunately for Guillard now he has to find a fight to help him bounce back to get his title shot back
Jim Miller had a very impressive win streak and just like Guillard, Miller was on the cusp of a title shot.
Now both fighters are trying to get back into title contention, so why not test them?
Miller is coming off of a very bad loss to Ben Henderson, and Guillard is coming off of a bad loss to Joe Lauzon.
Guillard has the striking to push Miller to his limits, and Miller has the wrestling to do the same to Guillard.
If Guillard could pull a page out of Ben Henderson's book and go beast mode on Miller, he could very well find himself back in the hunt.
Record: 10-1-1 (1 No Contest)
This is probably a little unrealistic and would definitely send Guillard on a two-fight win streak, but it is entirely plausible.
Gray Maynard is coming off of a championship fight loss to Frankie Edgar and probably won't see a title shot anywhere in the near future. So Maynard is going to be stuck in lightweight limbo.
Why not have Maynard fight Guillard?
Maynard possesses the wrestling that would probably give Guillard another loss, but Guillard definitely has the knockout ability to end the fight if it does stay standing.
Anthony Pettis would be coming off of a win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 136.
Pettis has excellent striking and in his win over Stephens he showcased his wrestling and grappling game to prove to everybody he is well rounded.
A match between Pettis and Guillard would be an epic striking battle as both possess some awesome standup skills.