Frankie Edgar knows a thing or two about rematches. His last six fights in the lightweight division were title fights with corresponding rematches. One of those series came against Gray Maynard, who Edgar fought to a draw, then subsequently defeated in 2011. These two matches brought their record against one another to 1-1-1.
Following his loss to Nate Diaz at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, Gray Maynard is looking to the featherweight division, and a possible rematch with Edgar.
The former lightweight contender spoke to John Morgan from MMAJunkie and explained why he is thinking about the drop, and who he wants after Diaz:
“The goal is obviously to get the T.J. Grant bout again, the Frankie Edgar bout, and then get the lightweight belt. Even if I have to drop down a division to face Edgar.
You want to go out (up) 2-1. That’s the biggest thing, ending strong.”
As for the drop to featherweight, Maynard expressed his interest in trying, albeit that he is a rather large lightweight:
“I sure as hell would try. I wouldn’t be there for good, but I would be there for that fight. It just goes back to that in my mind, it’s all even. I don’t want it to end like that. He got the last one, but I don’t want it to end like that. If he beats me two out of three times, then alright.”