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August 17, 2016 UFC – Gray Maynard speaks out on B.J. Penn, Frankie Edgar and The Ultimate Fighter Posted In: MMA, Podcast

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B.J. Penn as TUF coach and MMA training partnerB.J. Penn - The Ultimate Fighter photo (Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC Lightweight Gray Maynard discusses his mixed martial arts training routine under B.J. Penn during The UItimate Fighter, season 5. The Xtreme Couture team member reveals that Penn was limited in designing his MMA training routine. TUF coaches were restricted to the UFC Training Center for all MMA training sessions. For production purposes, Jens Pulver and B.J. Penn were forbidden to use the outside environment in their UFC training programs.

The Ultimate Fighter reality TV series told from the inside

Gray Maynard, from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, narrates what his experience inside The Ultimate Fighter reality series was. The TUF 5 contender – who lost to Nate Diaz in the semi-finals – compares his tenure to living in jail, with 13 other MMA fighters you have to fight. Gray Maynard admits his cage fighting training on TUF helped him evolve as a UFC fighter.


UFC - Frankie Edgar photoFrankie Edgar: Gray Maynard’s greatest UFC opponent

NCAA Division 1 All-American, Gray Maynard describes his MMA trilogy against former UFC Lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar. Maynard reminisces his first mixed martial arts fight against “The Answer” at UFC Fight Night 13. “The Bully” acknowledges the frustration that came with the rematch’s draw at UFC 125 – Resolution, after a dominating first round versus Edgar.

Maynard talks about the MMA strategy applied in preparation for the rubber match against Frankie Edgar at UFC 136. Evolving from MMA training camps is the method Maynard considers when facing a UFC fighter with a similar MMA skills set. The former Michigan State University wrestler then ponders if holding a victory in the Octagon over Edgar gives him an advantage towards their final UFC fight. Gray Maynard discusses the mutual respect which grows between two UFC rivals.

UFC – GRAY MAYNARD FULL FIGHT VIDEO

UFC 125 Free Fight - Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard

UFC 125 – Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard

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