Maynard: I'm on a collision course with Pettis

by Duane Finley | source: bleacherreport.com
 

Maynard was in attendance this past weekend in Chicago when the former WEC lightweight champion steamrolled Donald Cerrone in their showdown at UFC on Fox 6. The first-round TKO win over "Cowboy" put Pettis in the position to wait for the winner of Henderson versus Melendez at UFC on Fox 7 in April.

While Maynard doesn't discount the importance of having a title shot hanging in the future, he also knows firsthand how much can go wrong in the process. Fighters get injured, rematches happen and if Pettis' shot at the crown is pushed back, Maynard extended the invitation to punch his dance ticket.

"Pettis is the fight I would love to have," Maynard told Bleacher Report. "At the same time, I understand why he would wait for a title shot. That is what we are all working towards and if that is on his plate then I get sitting out. But things rarely go as planned in this game and if something happens as a result of the Henderson vs. Melendez fight and Pettis decides he's tired of waiting then I'd be happy to oblige him. The way I see it, whether it happens now or later, Pettis and I are on a collision course.

"He does some exciting things inside the cage and I think it would be a great challenge trying to solve that puzzle. I watched him beat Cerrone this weekend, but "Cowboy's" style was the perfect matchup for Pettis to do what he does best. Cerrone comes forward with a straight up and down Muay Thai-style and Pettis was able to dictate space and get off on him. That's not the way I fight and I think I would present some difficult challenges for him."

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daddy N0 site profile image  

1/30/13 10:38 AM by daddy N0

I remember them in the octagon together but I don't think they fought it might of been a dance off and Maynard got served!!

UGCTT_LastCall site profile image  

1/30/13 10:05 AM by UGCTT_LastCall

Point is, no one wants to see Maynard fight. EVERYONE wants to see Pettis fight.Dana doesn't wanna see a guy like Pettis get planted and dry humped for 3-5 rounds...so he will find a way to NOT have Gray fight him yet.

BrokeFitch site profile image  

1/30/13 8:31 AM by BrokeFitch

i hate the idea of pettis getting wrestlefucked out of his titleshot again!i still want to see this fight, but like many of you i'm IN FOR LATER!!

Pancake Syrup site profile image  

1/30/13 8:21 AM by Pancake Syrup

UFC aren't dumb enough to lose their #1 contender like that are they. I think Maynard beats him.

jarredmercado site profile image  

1/30/13 8:17 AM by jarredmercado

I just double checked Wikipedia, and he maynard has not had any fights at fw the last 3 years.

superCalo site profile image  

1/30/13 2:50 AM by superCalo

Havent checked Wikipedia for official resilt but heard clay guida say he won that fight

Overseer got owned by BCE site profile image  

1/30/13 2:24 AM by Overseer got owned by BCE

He has a win over Clay?... In 2012...

daddy N0 site profile image  

1/30/13 12:31 AM by daddy N0

He hasn't had a win in two year. He needs to get a couple of wins together to be on a collision course with anybody.

daddy N0 site profile image  

1/30/13 12:24 AM by daddy N0

Maynard should at least have a couple of fights before thinking he's a contender again.

Bipolar site profile image  

1/29/13 11:35 PM by Bipolar

Incorrect. Maynard beat Guida.