Gray Maynard Could Be A Threat, But He's Packing Serious Glass

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  1. Alcantara**

    Alcantara** White Belt

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    Here's why:

    1. Holds the distinction of being the ONLY fighter Frankie Edgar has ever knocked out cold.

    2. Dropped by featherfisted Nate Diaz.

    3. Knocked himself out...from a takedown.

    4. Got stopped in under a minute in his last bout.

    5. I don't know if I'm imagining this but I also vividly recall Guida hurting him as well.

    As we all know punch resistance is vital in this sport. What do you think of Maynard's?
     
  2. godsedd

    godsedd Purple Belt

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    I think he would never be a threat even with a iron chin
     
  3. ROAR**

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    It's ashame really. Maynard, on paper, should be a terrible matchup for prett much every single fighter in the division, but his chin and inability to deal with even basic footwork (ie. Guida and Edgar fights) prevent him being champ.

    Chandler is in all honesty a better Gray Maynard, in essentially every facet (especially chin)
     
  4. DetachedOrchid

    DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    guida never hurt him but i think he's got a glass chin for sure.
     
  5. The Taxman

    The Taxman Askren P4P #1

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    Well he beat Guida.. so idk why people are holding that against him.

    And barely LW would survive the first round of Edgar II & III.

    I still wanna see Bendo vs Maynard. Hope that happens, both are still top 5
     
  6. countswagula

    countswagula Gold Belt

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    I think his fight IQ ntakes precedence over his chin as his major weakness
     
  7. Beast God

    Beast God Banned Banned

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    Maynard should pose a pretty significant threat if he would change his stance a bit that would decrease the chance of getting caught. With that said, he has a lot of work today
     
  8. Alcantara**

    Alcantara** White Belt

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    I haven't seen too much of Chandler, how's his wrestling?
     
  9. tappedtostrikes**

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    Yet another fighter that would be good if he had a chin. Getting put out cold by Frankie Edgar is pretty embarrassing.
     
  10. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    never let it be said that fans are dicks.

    8 years of fighting. unanimous #2 for about 2 years, during which time he fought to a draw with the #1.

    and as soon as he is probably on the downside of the career, when some new up-and-comers will probably start overtaking him, out come the so-called mma "fans" who want to make fun him.

    nice work TS.

    no, he will probably never fight for the belt again. he, and all fighters, still deserve your respect, not your passive aggressive bullshit.

    but hey, continue on. whatever rocks your boat, kid.
     
  11. teammb1

    teammb1 Banned Banned

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    Hes definitely a contender just not championship material
     
  12. Alcantara**

    Alcantara** White Belt

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    Haha what?

    Is this satire?

    I hope so, for the sake of your masculinity.

    'Making fun'. lol
     
  13. KyouLose

    KyouLose Purple Belt

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    I'm curious if there are any fighters that have been knocked out a couple times that Sherdog doesn't consider to have a glass chin.
     
  14. L0ki

    L0ki Silver Belt

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    Agreed with the guy that said Bendo Maynard makes sense.
     
  15. Stormtrooper85

    Stormtrooper85 Black Belt

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    Has Mark Hunt's chin been downgraded to glass yet?
     
  16. Cyantist

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    Man, that went from being a "fuck yeah he could beat Cain" bandwagon to being a tumbleweed "Who is mark hunt?" wagon lmao.

    Sherdog so fickle
     
  17. Cyantist

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    Log in your real acc


    strong sock puppets
     
  18. SocraticMethod

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    I'm as big a Frankie Edgar fan as you'll find, but he didn't knock Gray "out cold."
     
  19. LazyFatass

    LazyFatass Hey look! It's an inanimate carbon rod!

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    Maynard was not out cold when he fought Frankie. He was legitimately stopped, but not out cold.
     
  20. aorozco90

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    Since I never really got to see Maynard during his "peak" I'm unsure what he looked like. I did see his fights with Frankie, though. But I've always felt that he had a weak chin. If Frankie Edgar knocks you out then yea, your shit is glass. I have the utmost respect for all fighters, but it's our job as fans to discuss. His last loss really set him back. He's going to need a few solid wins to get back into the conversation.
     

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