Gray Maynard: “I texted Joe Silva and told him I want the (title) fight”

Undefeated UFC lightweight Gray Maynard has been texting Joe Silva’s phone ever since Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn for the UFC lightweight title on April 10th in Abu Dhabi. Maynard, the only man to defeat Edgar in 13 professional fights, hopes that he can repeat history and take the 155-pound title away form “The Answer”.

Maynard, speaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“I texted Joe Silva and told him I want the [title] fight. I will fight whoever they want me to, but they know I want to fight for the belt. They announced Edgar as the guy like a day after my fight with Diaz, so it’s not like I had a lot of time to say anything. Sure, I talked to Dana [White] after the Diaz fight and he knows I want to fight for the belt — that’s what everyone wants to do — but I trust them and hopefully now I will get a shot at my dream. You have to bully him. He is fast and you can’t let him move around like he did against Penn. You have to hit him with some punches, then get your hands on him and push him up against the cage and make him fight your fight.”

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