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MMA vet Guillard: McGregor will end up 'biting UFC in the ass'

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Former UFC veteran and current Bellator lightweight contender, Melvin Guillard, believes the UFC are giving Conor McGregor too much leeway.

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"We're not here to take part; we're here to take over," Conor McGregor said after TKO'ing Diego Brandao in the opening round at UFC Dublin in 2014. Could the Irishman's dream come true?

"The Notorious" has already captured the UFC featherweight title -- ending Jose Aldo's 10-year reign of terror in just thirteen seconds at UFC 194 -- and looks to become the promotion's first ever simultaneous two-division champion when he takes on Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight belt at UFC 196. And, according to MMA veteran Melvin Guillard, McGregor may actually pose a threat to MMA's premiere organisation.

Guillard, a veteran of 51 MMA fights, spoke to MMA Fighting ahead of his upcoming clash with Derek Campos at Bellator 149 later this evening.

"I'm not mad at Conor McGregor," said Guillard. "He's a smart motherf**ker. He's like the little Irish Floyd Mayweather right now. He's going to end up biting the UFC in the ass. I can feel it. I sense something coming. He's making so much money and he's got the owners sucking his d**k. They're going to turn around and they've put so much money behind this kid that he's going to do something to f**k the business by leaving or doing something stupid. That's what they get. I gave the UFC 10 years and I only got up to $47,000 to show and $47,000 to win when I left the UFC. I'm embarrassed to say that.

"I tried to ask the UFC to bump my pay when I fought Ross Pearson to $60,000 and $60,000. The first time in 10 years I asked them for anything. Those f**kers would not even give me 60 and 60. But they're going to give this kid a million, two million dollars a fight? He's making more money than everybody signed to the UFC, probably."

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor will headline the UFC 196 pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5th.