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Gray Maynard is easily one of the best lightweights in the world, but is he contemplating a potential drop to featherweight?
UFC lightweight Gray Maynard is already one of the best fighters in his crowded division, but while he recovers from knee surgery he doesn't have a fight booked. When asked on Twitter whether he could make 145 lbs, "The Bully" responded with this:
On one hand, this could be a nothing comment. On the other hand, if he turns "thinking about it" into "actually doing it", who is up for Edgar vs. Maynard IV? As far as fighting current champion Jose Aldo, Maynard said he would never fight him nor would a possible 145 move be a permanent switch.
Well that statement certainly cools the jets off of Aldo vs. another lightweight-turned-featherweight for the time being. Maynard last fought in June against Clay Guida, winning a split decision in a fight nobody could've possibly believed to be anything but bad. He was scheduled to face Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 when the knee injury forced him out.
It'll be interesting to see how the next few months turns out for Maynard, particularly with the lightweight title picture further complicated by Anthony Pettis' drop to 145 to fight Jose Aldo.