Archive: Gray Maynard

Nov 29, 2013 10:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘I don’t get paid enough to make 155 all year’

“I lost to Thomson and Anthony Pettis is the champ. They’re supposed to be the hot (expletive) right now. Those guys are the guys to beat and on top of it. I was ready to go to 170 pounds. I’m over making weight and all this. I don’t feel I get paid good enough to...

Nov 26, 2013 10:24 am

VIDEO | TUF 18 Finale: Maynard vs Diaz Preview

It’s one of the fiercest rivalries the 155-pound division has ever seen, and on November 30th, The Ultimate Fighter season five competitors Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz meet for the third time in a pivotal lightweight battle to settle the score.

Nov 25, 2013 9:51 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Gray Maynard vs. Dennis Siver

Gray Maynard expected to coast to an easy victory in the first round of this lightweight bout with Dennis Siver, but the Germany-based Russian rebounded and showed incredible heart in a bout that would earn both men Fight of the Night bonuses.

Nov 25, 2013 8:55 am

Nate Diaz: I Beat (Gray Maynard), I’m Gonna Hunt Down Pettis and Thomson and Take Them Out

UFC lightweight contenders Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) will meet for a third time on November 30, when the pair headline ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ in Las Vegas. Although the scorecards say that Diaz and Maynard split their first two fights, Nate fully believes that he won both of their previous contests, and says...

Nov 21, 2013 11:14 am

UFC Lightweight Contender T.J. Grant Benched Until Further Notice

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) just can’t seem to catch a break. After putting together a five-fight win streak, which included a first-round starching of former title challenger Gray Maynard, Grant was awarded a title shot against then champion Benson Henderson, which was supposed to take place at August’s UFC 164...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Sep 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz’ manager Mike Kogan spoke to mmajunkie.com about Nate’s controversial tweet in which he said he’d be unable to fight Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale because of his high school reunion. Kogan said Nick meant he wanted to fight Maynard in their rubber match two weeks later at...

Sep 9, 2013 8:05 am

Nate Diaz comments on Gray Maynard fight: ‘F–k that, I’m fighting Anthony Pettis’

This weekend, UFC officials announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), had verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. However, on Sunday, Nate Diaz tweeted that...

Sep 8, 2013 3:32 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard trilogy bout set for TUF 18 Finale

UFC officials announced today that top lightweights and former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard  (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), have verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semi-final...

May 23, 2013 10:01 am

T.J. Grant Seeking Violence Against Gray Maynard This Weekend

“There’s so many guys out there, I think the UFC’s trying to get away from having the belt tied up for all these rematches. I’m all for it. Obviously I want my shot. I feel like new blood, I bring an exciting style, I think that a lot of fans don’t know a lot about...

Apr 23, 2013 8:40 am

Gray Maynard: The Hardest Hitter At 155

“I think Grant really believes he has good stand-up. He’s good on the ground, but he likes to stand and strike. He believes in that aspect of his game and that’s okay. Training at AKA has added a few more tools to my game, but I truly believe I’m one of the hardest hitters —...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 4, 2013 3:45 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 4/3/13: TJ GRANT INTERVIEW REPLAY

Last night UFC lightweight TJ Grant joined the BJPENN.COM Radio crew to discuss his rise through the lightweight rankings and his upcoming fight against Gray Maynard at UFC 160. Use the player below to tune in:

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 21, 2013 8:16 am

Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Announced for UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

Former lightweight top contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard will face TJ Grant at UFC 160 on May 25th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is Maynard’s first fight since a split decision win over Clay Guida last June. TJ Grant has been steadily climbing up the ranks in the UFC’s...

Nov 8, 2012 9:45 am

Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki added to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago | UFC News

After a long run in the UFC’s lightweight division, Clay Guida (29-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC) will now make his featherweight debut when he meets Hatsu Hioki (26-5-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in Chicago at UFC on FOX 6. Guida dropped a close split decision to Gray Maynard in the main event of UFC on FX 4...

Sep 28, 2012 7:14 am

Clay Guida drops to featherweight division | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Longtime UFC lightweight standout Clay Guida (29-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC) is dropping down a weight class and will now compete in the UFC’s featherweight division. Clay’s representatives at VFD Sports Marketing announced the news today stating that Guida has opted to drop to the 145lb featherweight division. A debut date and opponent have...