19
Sep
09

Gray Maynard takes care of business against Roger Huerta

Xtreme Couture lightweight “Bully” Gray Maynard (8-0)  defeated “El Matador” Roger Huerta (20-3-1) via split decision victory at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City Wednesday night.


Huerta appeared to be frustrating Maynard with his boxing, and when Maynard tried to overpower Huerta in the clinch and on the ground, Huerta showed effective defense in getting free.

The second round was all Maynard, who started to find some answers for Huerta’s striking and land some strikes of his own. By the end of the second, Maynard had turned the tide and was starting to decisively win the fight.

A little over a minute into the third round, Maynard got the takedown he wanted, picking Huerta up and slamming him to the canvas. Maynard fairly well controlled the next couple of minutes on the ground, and he nearly submitted Huerta with a kimura as his arm was being bent behind his back.

The judges scored it 29-28 Huerta, 30-27 Maynard and 30-27 Maynard. I scored it 29-28 Maynard.

Maynard improved his professional MMA record to 8-0, and he may be closing in on a UFC lightweight title shot.

09
Jul
09

Meet Gray Maynard at the UFC Fan Expo

On Friday July 10th plans to make a stop by the Xtreme Couture Booth #407  at the UFC Fan Expo and meet me. I will be signing autographs and memorabilia for all my fans!!!

Friday July 10th:

10am  –  11am  –  Gray “The Bully” Maynard

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14
May
09

Gray’s 30th Birthday Bash

Gray Maynard this past weekend celebrated his 30th birthday (3Fs)  with friends, fighters and family.

Delicious food that could feed an army, bag toss, video games, a few cocktails along with great company made Gray’s  B-Day a great one.

Watch for shout outs from fighters Mike Pyle, Forrest Griffin and many more.

18
Mar
09

EVERLAST SIGNS GRAY MAYNARD TO EXCLUSIVE ENDORSEMENT DEAL


Deal brings “The Bully” into the Everlast family as a new face in their MMA product and marketing campaign

New York, NY – March 16, 2009 – Everlast is proud to announce the signing of Gray “The Bully” Maynard to an exclusive deal that will feature him in Everlast’s 2009 MMA advertising and marketing campaign. As part of the agreement, Maynard will become an official Everlast MMA spokesperson across all Print Advertising, Visual Merchandising, Digital Marketing and Direct Marketing for the 99 year old fight sports brand.  Additionally, Maynard will fight exclusively in Everlast Omnistrike Fight Trunks.

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“Gray Maynard is a tremendous MMA fighter who embodies the spirit of the Everlast brand.” said Matt Cowan, VP of Marketing and Product for Everlast Worldwide.  “He is determined, hard-working and dedicated to his craft and his past achievements at the collegiate level will certainly help catapult him at the professional level. Everlast has supported some of the greatest fighters of all time, and we are very excited to welcome Gray to our family.”

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“It is truly an honor to work with and sign a deal with Everlast,” said Maynard. “For my whole career, I have worked hard both in and out of the cage to get to where I want to be, and it is great the have the support of a brand that represents that same dedication to the sport.  I am proud to have them behind me as I continue to work toward becoming UFC’s Lightweight champion.”


Maynard, an avid boxing fan, competes as an MMA fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division, posting an unbeaten record of 9-0-1 in his professional MMA bouts. He wrestled at Michigan State University from 1999-2003, and was a three-time All-American in the sport. His nickname, “The Bully,” stems from his bull terrier, Hank, who is relentless in his pursuit of bullying any other dogs that come in his path. The name stuck because of Maynard’s work ethic and aggressiveness in the practice room and in competition.


Maynard resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he trains alongside fellow Everlast endorser Randy Couture at his Xtreme Couture Gym.


About Everlast Worldwide Inc.


The preeminent brand in boxing since 1910, Everlast is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, licensing and marketing of authentic boxing, mixed martial arts and fitness related sporting goods equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories. From heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey and middleweight legend Sugar Ray Robinson to the undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor and UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, Everlast is the brand of choice for generations of world champion professional athletes. Built on a brand heritage of authenticity and individuality, Everlast is a necessary part of the lives of countless athletes and fitness enthusiasts who train, compete and live an active lifestyle. Based in Manhattan, Everlast’s products are sold across more than 75 countries and 6 continents. Everlast is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brands Holdings Limited, a global company and manager of worldwide sporting goods and apparel brands. For more information, visit www.everlast.com.


10
Mar
09

Gray Maynard Perfect – Win at UFC 96

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From Sherdog.com

Round 1
A Maynard right cross scores first against the stalking southpaw Miller. A leg kick lands for Miller, and allows him to push forward into the clinch. Maynard lands two stiff knees to the body before they disengage. Miller continues to chase down Maynard, but fails to land. Maynard lands a stiff right cross, and two sharp hooks to the body for the best contact of the bout. Miller responds with a mean left kick to the body. Miller drops levels for a low single, but Maynard defends expertly on one leg, hammerfisting Miller in the head while he remains upright in a brilliant display of takedown defense. A bloodied Miller continues to press the single leg to no avail. Maynard breaks away with 90 seconds left in the round. Miller’s nose is bloodied and there is mild swelling around his eyes. Neither fighter can connect with rushing two- and three-punch combinations. A wild lead uppercut from Miller lets Maynard score an easy right cross, and a botched Superman punch attempt at the end of the first round lets Maynard put a stiff hook on Miller’s face in a great opening round for “The Bully.”

Round 2
Miller begins the round, pushing forward once again. Maynard comes forward with a slapping right hook which is blocked. Stiff leg kick lands for Miller. A hard inside leg kick lands for Miller, and referee Dan Miragliotta tells him to watch the groin. Maynard wades forward, and lands two out of three hooks to the body to Miller. Another inside leg kick from Miller forces Maynard to adjust his cup, and Miragliotta warns him that another low kick will result in a point deduction. A head kick is blocked by Maynard. Maynard throws two heavy 1-2 combos, neither of which lands. Miller drops for another low single, and after Maynard defends, Miller attempts to pull guard, but “The Bully” stands back up, and they reset standing. A body kick by Miller is blocked, and Maynard cuts him off with another clean right cross. Two soft leg kicks by Miller, who is then caught with a grazing Maynard hook. Maynard lands a hard right hook to the body. Both flurry in the last 10 seconds with neither landing.

Round 3
Maynard blocks a one-two combination from Miller. A right hook, left hook to the body, right cross from Maynard is entirely blocked by Miller. A restless Columbus crowd boos as the output of each fighter decreases. Maynard with a short right hand, and Miller returns with a solid kick to the body, as his corner begs him for more of the same. Miller rushes for a shot, but Maynard easily defends and shrugs him off. Maynard jabs, and shoots for a takedown of his own. He pinches Miller’s knees, and slams him to the mat. Stacked against the fence, Miller dives for a kneebar, and attempts to spin out of his own attempt in order to get top position, but Maynard gets to his feet and doesn’t allow the New Jersey native to get on top. Another low Miller single is met with great defense from Maynard, who pancakes him hard on the mat. Maynard gets a front headlock, stopping Miller from pulling guard. As Maynard steps away to stand, Miller dives for his heel, and Maynard exhibits more brilliant takedown defense. As Miller pulls guard, Maynard dropps some hard left hands inside a loose, weak guard form Miller, who is badly fatigued after his failed takedowns. Maynard stands back up with 20 seconds to spare, as Miller walks him down with no offense until the horn sounds. A dominant performance for the former Michigan State Spartan wrestler.

Gary Maynard wins via a unanimous decision and remains undefeated

18
Feb
09

Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller – UFC 96

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A pivotal lightweight match-up at UFC 96  in Columbus, Ohio, as Gray Maynard and Jim Miller will clash in a fight that could determine a top contender in the ever-growing 155-pound weight class.

Making his promotional debut at UFC 89 in England, former International Fight League lightweight Jim Miller let his presence be known when he submitted David Baron in the third round of a hard fought contest.

His next fight came on just over a week’s notice as Miller stepped in to face Matt Wiman at the UFC Fight for the Troops show in December. Despite virtually no training camp and just coming back from his honeymoon, Miller defeated Wiman with a unanimous decision win.

Gray Maynard steps into the fight against Miller riding a four-fight win streak and still undefeated in his career (the only blemish being a no contest against Rob Emerson in June 2007).

The “Bully” has improved his overall game while training with the team at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. After handing Frankie Edgar the first loss of his career, Maynard came back at UFC 90 in October and picked up a unanimous decision win over Rich Clementi.

The fight between Miller and Maynard will be on the main card

24
Oct
08

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard