Gray Maynard Hopes to Continue His Career Following Loss to Ross Pearson

Published on August 21st, 2014 4:45 pm EST

Following Gray Maynard's recent TKO loss to Ross Pearson, UFC President Dana White said that he would be visiting with the former Lightweight contender to discuss Maynard's future.

You see, Maynard, who was fighting for a title as recently as October of 2011, has dropped four of his last five fights, with all four losses coming via knockout. Maynard has dropped his last three fights in a row (Pearson, Diaz and Grant), all via knockout.

Prior to his most recent fight against Ross Pearson, Maynard had a battery of tests done to make sure that he was still physically fit enough to fight. The tests all came back negative and Maynard took to the Octagon against Pearson. After a strong first round, Maynard was caught and finished via knockout.

After Maynard's most recent fight, Dana White said that he would be sitting down to take with Maynard, but that he wasn't looking to "chase" Maynard out of the UFC. If Maynard wants to retire, White said, that's his choice.


After some internal discussion, Maynard has reportedly made the decision to continue his career. According to his manager, Maynard will apparently get some more tests done and then sit down with Dana White to discuss his future with the company.

It seems likely that Maynard will get at least one more fight with the UFC, but don't be surprised if Dana White issues the former Lightweight title contender an ultimatum - win your next fight or you are out.

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