UFC FN 63: Gray Maynard Says “Nobody’s Seen” The Lightweight at His Best Yet
By FCF Staff
Although Gray Maynard has lost three straight, the veteran lightweight still believes that fans have yet to see “The Bully” at his best.
Maynard is scheduled to fight Alexander Yakovlev on Saturday at UFC FN 63, which will mark the first time the powerful wrestler has fought, since he was stopped by Ross Pearson last August. The 35 year-old Maynard recently spoke to UFC.com about this Saturday’s fight, and after discussing his recent struggles, Maynard stated:
“My goal now is to be the best that I can be, and I still feel that nobody’s seen that as of yet in the Octagon,” Maynard said. “I really haven’t put it together the way that I need to and the way that I can. So that’s my goal. And if a person beats me when I do that, I’ll know that that guy’s better than me, and then maybe it’s time. I don’t know. But until that, I want to give the best Gray that I can, and if that happens, I know I can be a champ. But I don’t want to talk about that now; I just want to get my camp going, get my training going, get a couple wins and start getting that flow going.”
Prior to Maynard’s (11-4-1) recent run of stoppage losses, the former number one contender earned a split decision win over Clay Guida in June, 2012.
Yakovlev (21-6-1), meanwhile, is coming off consecutive, decision losses to Demian Maia and most recently, Nicolas Musoke.
UFC FN 63 will be hosted by the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.