Gray Maynard: Fight against Clay Guida will be a fun fightPosted on March 25, 2012, 09:23 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Not long ago Gray Maynard was an unbeaten fighter competing for the UFC Lightweight championship. In his first attempt at unseating Frankie Edgar the two fought to a draw. An immediate rematch was hoped for, but injuries prevented that rematch from taking place as soon as everyone would have wanted.
When the rematch did take place Edgar retained his title by knocking out Maynard at the 3:54 mark of the fourth round. The victory allowed Edgar to avenge what was then the only loss of his career, as he had fallen to Maynard in 2008. At the same time, the loss was the first of Maynard’s professional career.
Maynard has not fought since that defeat, but he has a fight scheduled against Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4, which will take place on June 22, at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Maynard recently spoke about the upcoming fight with Guida, “The fight between Clay and I actually came out as a rumor a long time ago. Someone put it out there we were going to fight in Montreal, and even though it wasn’t true, it drew solid attention. The UFC saw this, and Joe Silva thought it was a great fight – so they made it happen. Since it has been out there, I’ve pretty much been gearing up for him for a while now. Guida has good takedowns, but I feel that is my area and what he lacks as a true athlete he makes up for in heart and toughness. Clay is well known for his cardio, but he also likes to mix it up and throw hands. He has a good chin, great heart and it’s a fun fight.” – for more see Heavy.com
Further Reading: Gray Maynard looking for another shot at Frankie Edgar
Photo: Gray Maynard, left, fights Jim Miller during UFC 96 at the Nationwide Arena on March 7, 2009 in Columbus, OH. Francis Specker