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Gray Maynard Intends To Continue UFC Career

Despite a string of three straight losses by knockout, UFC lightweight Gray Maynard has no interest in retirement just yet, according to his manager. After losing to Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night in Maine last weekend, many believed it was time for Maynard to call it a career with concern of brain damage from […]
Via Full Scale Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard not retiring, still wants to fight in the UFC

Following his third straight knockout loss in a row, Gray Maynard knew questions about his potential retirement were going to start circling like vultures around an injured animal. The former lightweight title contender has fallen on hard times of late losing four out of his last five bouts in a row with all four losses coming by way of knockout or TKO.  Prior to those defeats,...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White to Discuss Retirement With Gray Maynard

As Kenny Rogers famously sang, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em – Know when to fold ‘em – Know when to walk away – Know when to run.” It’s particularly painful to watch when professional athletes, especially fighters, don’t know when to call it quits. After dropping his third straight scrap via TKO, it might be time for UFC president Dana White to have that...
Via 5thRound.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Not Looking To Retire Gray Maynard Despite Latest Loss

In the build-up to Gray Maynard’s co-main event fight with Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47 there were real questions hanging over the former title challenger’s ability to take a punch after a string of stoppage defeats, and his second round TKO loss only adds fuel to the fire. However, despite ‘The Bully’ now having lost four of his last five fights, all by stoppage due...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Destroys Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 (Video Highlights)

In professional sports, there is nothing more depressing than watching an athlete struggle with when to retire. Well, the writing was plastered all over the octagon wall on Saturday for former lightweight top contender Gray Maynard. Ross Pearson (pictured) handed “The Bully” his third straight loss via TKO. The 34-year-old has now dropped four of his past five fights via...
Via 5thRound.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson hands Gray Maynard his 3rd straight knockout loss

Heading into Saturday night, Ross Pearson predicted that his opponent Gray Maynard would abandon the boxing heavy attack from his last few fights and instead opt to depend on his wrestling instead.  Considering Maynard was coming off two straight knockout losses and three KO's in his last four fights, taking the fight to the ground wasn't the worst idea either. As the fight...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson TKO’s Gray Maynard In 2nd Round At UFC Fight Night 47

Ross Pearson picked up a big TKO win tonight over Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 in a bout that had been closely contested up until that point. Round One: Maynard lands with a nice left early. He comes forward with purpose, but Pearson moves away from danger. Pearson dodges another lunging punch from Maynard. Pearson connects with a punch of his own. Head kick attempt from Pearson...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard hopes change in scenery helps stave off retirement thoughts

Everyone on social media was saying it, so of course it entered Gray Maynard's head. At 35 years old with two straight TKO losses, thoughts of retirement were only natural. "I didn’t know," Maynard told FOX Sports. "It was like, 'Man, do I stop?' It was just kind of a lot up in the air." The former UFC lightweight top contender mulled it over with...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson: Gray Maynard 'worried' about his questionable chin

The sting from Ross Pearson's last loss still has to hurt considering virtually everybody in the world scored him winning his fight in June except for the three judges sitting cage side, who inexplicably gave the victory to Diego Sanchez. While controversial decisions are nothing new when it comes to mixed martial arts, this one was particularly mind-boggling because Pearson...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC newcomers Nolan Ticman, Frankie Saenz added to Fight Night 47

(Photo/Sherdog) The UFC is currently on a rare extended break due to the cancellation of UFC 176, making the anticipation for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine even greater and there is still 10 days until the event. On Monday, August 4, the UFC announced a few changes to the promotion’s debut in the State of Maine. Gray Maynard will replace Abel Trujillo against Ross Pearson...
Via Mill City Sports
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Vs Ross Pearson Now Set After Abel Trujillo Injury

A lightweight fight between Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson is now official for UFC Fight Night 47 after Pearson’s originally opponent Abel Trujillo pulled out due to an injury. Pearson had himself originally been a replacement for Bobby Green against Trujillo at the event in Maine on August 16th, while Maynard was supposed to be fighting Fabricio Camoes on the card. What we’ve...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trujillo out, Maynard in against Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47

(Photo/Getty Images) UFC Lightweight Abel Trujillo has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 47 bout against Ross Pearson due to injury, but Pearson will still compete on UFC’s debut card in Maine against former world title challenger Gray Maynard. Maynard was scheduled to face Brazil’s Fabricio Camoes on the same show, but now Camoes will be rescheduled for another bout later...
Via Mill City Sports
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Now Meets Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night Maine

Abel Trujillo is out of his UFC Fight Night 47 scrap against Ross Pearson with an undisclosed injury, former lightweight top contender Gray Maynard is in. Wait, wasn’t Maynard already fighting in the August 16 event? Correct, Maynard was slated to face Fabrício Camoes, but he was bumped to a more important matchup after Trujillo’s exit. Camoes will now be shelved for another...
Via 5thRound.com
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine UFC bouts that need to happen

Image Credit – MMAWeekly Sometimes the UFC reads our minds and puts together great scraps. But sometimes they completely miss the boat on a sick fight. I have compiled a list of fights that need to happen at each weight class that I hope will come together: • After a big win, John Dodson was fired up and ready for another title shot. He has actually a few options seeing as that...
Via Fight Booth
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The official event poster for UFC 176 ‘Aldo vs. Mendes II’ is worthy of your wall

Let’s be honest. Over the past few years there’s probably only been a handful of UFC event posters that have really made you take a double take. This official poster for UFC 176 ‘Aldo vs. Mendes II’ looks so good that it made us immediately think it was another one of those awesome fan made posters. And the fight itself is a sequel worthy of this fantastic artwork. Check...
Via hov-mma
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Meets Fabricio Camoes at UFC 176

Late Monday night, a lightweight affair between former top contender Gray Maynard (pictured) and Fabricio Camoes was added to the UFC 176 roster. UFC officials confirmed the matchup via Twitter. The August 2 event takes place inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Maynard will be looking to collect a much needed win after dropping three of his last four scraps, including...
Via 5thRound.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Possibly Leaving AKA In Search Of ‘The Right Fit’

According to a recent interview with the Australian based Submission Radio it sounds as though former two time lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard (11-3-1 (1nc), pictured) could be searching for a new camp to call home.  At least that’s the impression AKA Head Coach Javier Mendez gives in the interview.“He’s doing what all fighters do when things like that happen and...
Via MMAInsider
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Most Vulgar Displays of Power 2013

You could argue that 2013 was the most violent year in the history of mixed martial arts to date. When you put two earthlings in a cage together and tell them you'll give them money if they hurt each other until one of them either falls asleep or taps the person trying to submit them so they'll stop, then of course you're going to get a hearty helping of violence on any...
Via hov-mma
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 18 Finale – Salaries & Suspensions

 The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently sent out the fighter pay figures for this past weekend’s TUF 18 Finale, where it was revealed that Gray Maynard was the top earner on the night, taking home $45,000 following his knockout loss to Nate Diaz in the night’s main event.Meanwhile Diaz, a veteran of nineteen UFC fights, received just $30,000 including his win bonus...
Via MMAInsider
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ Salaries Released

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” event. Gray Maynard (pictured) and Nate Diaz headlined the festivities, and were both compensated as such. However, Maynard made his $45,000 for merely stepping inside the Octagon, while Diaz needed his win bonus to equal...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz TKOs Gray Maynard at TUF 18 Finale (Video Highlights)

When Nate Diaz (pictured) and Gray Maynard got bumped to the main event at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” after Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez was moved to UFC on FOX 10, Diaz griped because their scrap remained a three round affair instead of five. It was a moot point in the end, as Diaz pulverized Maynard for an opening round TKO victory. The lightweights technically...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

TUF 18 Finale – Review & Results

 The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale took place last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Nate Diaz took on Gray Maynard in the night’s main event and two TUF champions were crowned when Jessica Rakoczy took on Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth battled Davey Grant.Nate Diaz absolutely dominated Gray Maynard in the night’s main event, on route to scoring...
Via MMAInsider
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz closes the book on Gray Maynard rivalry with 1st round knockout

It's been six years in the making since Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard first met during the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, but their trilogy of bouts officially came to a close at the TUF 18 finale with the door slamming shut on the rivalry. The first meeting, while not on their official records, ended with Diaz getting the win by guillotine choke before Maynard evened things...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Diaz defeats Maynard: Full TUF 18 finale results

It’s now clear that Nate Diaz was, and still is the best fighter to come out of TUF 5. With this definitive win over his old nemesis Gray Maynard, this much is known. Maybe Gray has just taken too much damage. He’s looked slow in his last few fights and his chin seems to be gone now. If he does stick around, he needs to get back to his bread and butter and just grind dudes out...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Early Prelim Live Stream

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale takes place live tonight from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada with a headlining bout between lightweight Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz as well as the finals of the 18th season of TUF. The online bout available for viewing is a flyweight bout between Josh Sampo and Ryan Benoit. Watch the stream below at 7:30pm EST
Via The Flying Knee MMA
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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