Back from the brink – Mike “Joker” Guymon’s battle with depression

Mike “Joker” Guyman fights Rory MacDonald at “UFC Fight Night 20” on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The bout will mark the UFC debut of both fighters. It was only a few months ago that Guymon made a suicide attempt after a severe bout with depression. In this new interview … Read more

Mike “The Joker” Guymon offered four-fight deal with UFC

Photo courtesy of: Sherdog - Mike "The Joker" Guymon wakes up Pat Healy with a big knee.
Photo courtesy of: Sherdog - Mike "The Joker" Guymon wakes up Pay Healy with a big knee.

Owner of the popularĀ “Jokers Wild Fighting Academy” in Lake Forest, Calif., current King of the Cage welterweight champ, So-Cal MMA legend, and original member of the Tapout crew, Mike “The Joker” Guymon has been offered a four-fight deal with the UFC .

Guymon announced the news in a forum post on the Underground on Friday:

I just got offered a 4 fight deal with the UFC!!!!!! I feel so blessed and thankful for all the people in my life. This has been the craziest year by far. This has taken me just over 10 years to accomplish. Through that time there have been countless people and sponsors that made it possible, I love you all.

I literally cried for 3 hours from sheer joy and the long road that I had traveled to this point. Thank you so much Joe Silva, Dana, Tim Katz, Dan Caldwell, And Chris from the UG that made this all happen.

I know that the 170 division is stacked and all fights will be tough in there, but I promise that I will be ready in all facets of the game to give everyone their monies worth – Win or Lose!!!!

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“Joker” Guymon held for observation

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Current King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Mike “Joker” Guymon was taken for psychiatric evaluation on Tuesday after what is being called a “suicide attempt” according to the OC Register. Guymon (10-2-1), an original member of The Tapout Crew, runs Joker’s Wild Fighting Academy in Lake Forest, Calif. and has worked with many of MMA’s elite athletes.

Deputies were called to Guymon’s house by his wife Nicole. She said her husband was extremely distraught after they had an argument. The report states that originally Joker had a gun but his wife was able to get it from him.

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Mike “The Joker” Guymon is new KOTC Welterweight Champ – PROWLER results

King of the Cage: Prowler took place on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California.

Mike “The Joker” Guymon had a brutal five round battle with Anthony Lapsley that almost went the distance. Nearing the end of round five, Guymon was able to take advantage of a scramble and sink in a triangle choke, tappinig out his opponent to win the King of the Cage Welterweight Title.

“Joker” Guymon is head instructor at “Joker’s Wild” Fighting Academy in Lake Forest, California. Mark Munoz is also an instructor at “Joker’s Wild.”

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