Gray Maynard came out on top against Clay Guida in the main event of UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida Friday night, and he even gained some fans inside the Atlantic City Revel casino in the process.
On the flip-side, however, Maynard did not become a fan of Guida’s, as “The Carpenter” used a hit-and-run approach throughout much of the 25-minute fight. Maynard earned a split decision victory.
“He had a plan, but you’ve got to change that up,” said Maynard, on the post-fight show on FUEL TV. “You can’t hit, hit and then go all the way across (the Octagon). You can’t do that. You’re trying to take all the chance out of it. It’s a fight when you’re in there, swinging, moving; I was trying to go for him.”
“The Bully” added that it was a good thing he hired a sprinting coach prior to the fight. The referee warned Guida late in the fight, and Maynard said, “if the ref can (take a point away for running), he can. I’m not telling people how to do their jobs. Mine is to fight.”
With the win, Maynard got himself back on track in the stacked UFC lightweight division. He had lost to Frankie Edgar late in 2011 in a third fight between the two for the UFC title.
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