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Gray Maynard slams UFC over pay: They keep us broke and starving

Cole Shelton - June 15, 2020

Gray Maynard has spoken out about the way the UFC conducts its business and fighter pay. Maynard has been a UFC staple since 2007 where he had the two back-to-back title fights against Frankie Edgar including one being the Fight of the Year in 2011. Yet, for his efforts, he was only paid $26,000.

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Gray Maynard: UFC fighters are "kind of like strippers"

Tom Taylor - June 10, 2020

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard says UFC fighters are treated a bit like strippers. Maynard made this comparison in a fantastic interview with Steven Rae of The Body Lock.

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Gray Maynard says he was given "hush money" bonus from UFC following war with Frankie Edgar

Adam Martin - June 7, 2020

Former UFC lightweight contender Gray Maynard shared a story of how he was given a “hush money” bonus by the UFC following his war with Frankie Edgar at UFC 125. Maynard and Edgar put on one of the greatest lightweight title fights of all-time back at UFC 125 in January 2011. The two veterans fought back-and-forth for 25 minutes in what was scored a split draw by the judges. It’s a fight that will more than likely land in the UFC Hall of Fame’s “Fight Wing” sometime in the near future.

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Nate Diaz Top 5 fights

Natasha Hooper - April 16, 2020

Today marks the birthday of one of the UFC’s most celebrated fighters, Nate Diaz. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 35-year old is no doubt having a quiet celebration in lockdown. To honor the ‘Stockton slapper’, we have compiled his top five fights to celebrate his birthday in ultimate style! Donald Cerrone The UFC veterans collided in the co-main event of UFC 141 in 2011. The fighters vented their frustration in an all-out war, but the bad blood started long before they entered the Octagon. Diaz previously slapped his opponent’s hand when Cerrone attempted to introduce himself. He also knocked the “Cowboy’s” hat off his head during a press conference.

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Gray Maynard returns to lightweight opposite Nik Lentz

Tom Taylor - August 21, 2018

Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard will return to the lightweight division at UFC 229, where he will battle fellow veteran Nik Lentz. This bout was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 

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Gray Maynard still eyeing top names at both featherweight and lightweight

Tom Taylor - November 28, 2017

For a time, Gray Maynard was regarded as one of the very best lightweights on earth. In fact, he very nearly captured the UFC lightweight title, battling then champion Frankie Edgar to a razor close 2011 draw. Since then, however, it’s been a turbulent flight for Maynard. Since his near title win against Edgar, he has gone a tough 3-6, defeating Clay Guida, Fernando Bruno and Teruto Ishihara, but losing Frankie Edgar, TJ Grant, Nate Diaz, Ross Pearson, Alexander Yakovlev and Ryan Hall, with four of those defeats coming by way of knockout.

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Former title challenger Gray Maynard returns to the Octagon at the TUF 25 Finale

Tom Taylor - April 19, 2017

Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard, who now competes in the UFC featherweight division, will face a stiff test in his next fight. The hard-nosed veteran will be taking on Japanese Team Alpha Male prospect Teruto Ishihara. Maynard and Ishihara will collide at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale this July 7, in the midst of the UFC’s International Fight Week, in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC officially announced this featherweight booking shortly after a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 

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Gray Maynard still confused by loss to Ryan Hall

bjpenndotcom - December 15, 2016

Earlier this month at the ‘Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions’ finale, TUF winner Ryan Hall squared off against UFC veteran Gray Maynard in a fight which had all the makings of an old-school ‘style vs. style’ matchup. Maynard of course looked to keep the fight standing in hopes of landing a big punch and picking up yet another knockout win. Hall on the other hand was looking to take the fight to the mat and use his elite level Jiu-Jitsu to secure a submission win. With that being said, the way Hall looked to get the fight to the ground was a bit controversial. Upon Maynard closing the distance, Hall would slip a punch and drop to the canvas looking for a leg lock on ‘The Bully’.