“I just signed another contract with the UFC, which is an 8 fight deal. We moved away from [Las Vegas] a few years back and I ended up at AKA. Then I left there and did my last camp at Power MMA. I’d just been jumping all over the place.
We moved back to Vegas, and I’m at Xtreme Couture again, back to where I got going strong in my career. It’s a lot different there now. They brought in Eric Nicksick to manage the pro part of the gym, and they brought in Robert Follis. Ray Sefo still plays a big part in it as the striking coach. It’s just really turned into a great, team oriented atmosphere again.
When I left, it was just crazy over there. Kind of every man for himself. There used to be a core group of guys, me, Pyle, Heiron, Alessio, but it was slowly turning into just a place to spar. Every day you had to be prepared to spar just whoever happened to be in there. It was brutal.
It’s been awesome to come back home to XC. Initially, I didn’t know how it was gonna go, with me trying to come back there, but it was open arms, and it clicked from Day 1. It was just unbelievable. I’m very happy to be back.”
In a recent chat with Bloodyelbow.com‘s Steph Daniels, former two-time UFC title challenger, Gray Maynard, revealed that he has recently returned to Las Vegas, after three-years away, and more.