Watch the interview with Gray Maynard above
Gray Maynard has been in the news recently with talks of fighter pay and his treatment during his time in the UFC. The longtime MMA veteran decided to give an update on his current situation and look back on his time with the UFC.
Maynard is currently not retired and was released from the UFC. Maynard says he was practically forced to sign an 8-fight deal with the UFC and then told to retire by Dana White himself.
The deal meant he couldn’t take a fight outside of the UFC and essentially he would be forced to retire if the promotion wouldn’t give him a fight. Maynard didn’t have a lot of options in his career as Strikeforce wasn’t seen as huge promotion and they were doing events primarily in California.
Bellator wasn’t an option either as the promotion was quite small and Bjorn Rebney’s involvement meant that Maynard was turned off from the promotion. He essentially felt forced to continue re-signing with the UFC.
In this interview he discusses his career, fighter pay, his current status as a fighter, and much more.