“I beat Edgar when we fought in 2008 as contenders on the way up, and I beat him even worse on New Year’s Day for the belt, only for the judges to give it a draw. I’ve beat him twice and I still have to prove something against this guy?”
“I still don’t like talking crap about other fighters and competitors and I’m not going to do my worst Muhammad Ali impression to get a spotlight on myself. But, yes, it is frustrating I don’t get the credit I feel I have earned.”
“I knocked him down three times in the opening round, a lot of referees would have stopped it there and then, but he’s a tough guy and he hung in there. I made a couple mistakes in trying to finish him off too much and not being careful not to burn out, but I feel I won three rounds to two, plus I won the first round BIG and it should have been scored 10-7. Edgar knows that after two attempts, he’s come nowhere near close to beating me. He also knows I have the power to knock him out. Edgar will be better than ever for this fight, but so will I and my best beats his best every time.”
“I am going into this fight angry. Not angry at Edgar. Nothing personal with him, other than I need to beat him worse than ever to make sure everyone understands I am the best fighter at 155 pounds. Next Saturday, he will be in pain. He will be hurt come October 8th.”
Gray Maynard takes to his personal blog over at sportsnet.ca with just a little over a week until he gets to settle the score against UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
Will his anger and desire be enough to best the champ or will he fail to capture UFC gold once again?