<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=446707" target="_blank"> DFW: I'll talk to Maynard about retirement </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=446707" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=186&y=26&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=ross-pearson-gray-maynard.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>On New Years day in 2011, Gray Maynard fought to a draw with then UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Ten months later he was knocked out in the rematch. He then won a split decision over Clay Guida in 2012; it was his only fight that year.</p>
In 2012 he lost twice, both by KO, both in the first round, to TJ Grant and Nick Diaz.
Maynard too some time off, and went to the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, and underwent a series of neurological tests. Maynard, now 35, was cleared to fight, but after a decent first round, was caught by Ross Pearson and knocked out for the third time in a row.
At the UFN 47 post fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked whether it was time for Maynard to retire.
“He came here, he fought. He’s been cleared medically to fight. I think the kid is healthy," said White. "But, you know, it's probably a discussion we might have. I'm not looking to chase Gray out of the game or anything like that. I'll talk to him though. These guys go through extensive medical testing and we know getting knocked out isn't good for you. But we'll see. He's a young guy, he's talented. We'll see what he wants to do."
So what do you think UG? When do you know it's time to go in MMA? Boxing has shown what not to do, medical science as yet has terribly little concrete standards. so it comes down to a judgment call...
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