Maynard: I'm on a collision course with Pettis

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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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IMO that's the hardest matchup for Pettis at LW Phone Post

I got gray all the way , both 2 of my favorite fighters but grays wrestling will be to much for pettis in my opinion Phone Post

LOAN VIPER - 

No. No. No.

Rematch w nate first Phone Post



Why?



Maynard's coming off a win. If anything, a rematch with Miller makes more sense. Otherwise, give him Grant.

Good call out by Gray - the guy he can basically hold down for 3-5 rounds...












...if he doesn't get KTFO going for takedowns.

Well they both lost to guida. Makes sense. Phone Post

I hope Pettis doesn't have to fight him first. Phone Post

Gray would eat Pettis up in my opinion, styles make fights, and Gray's style spells bad news for Pettis, unless he has realllly been working on his tdd.

Maynard by decision. Phone Post

Maynard has fought 4 times in the past 3 years and they were all against Featherweights (2-1-1)

I honestly think Maynard vs Bendo will be an awesome matchup if we ever get to see it.

newjack900 - Maynard has fought 4 times in the past 3 years and they were all against Featherweights (2-1-1)

That featherweight beat Pettis Phone Post

ironyuppie - 

Well they both lost to guida. Makes sense. Phone Post


Incorrect. Maynard beat Guida.

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

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. Phone Post

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. Phone Post

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

newjack900 - Maynard has fought 4 times in the past 3 years and they were all against Featherweights (2-1-1)

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

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

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!! Phone Post