Gray Maynard has inked a new deal with the UFC, and the wrestler is returning to a familiar place in order to prepare for his upcoming scraps.
The 35 year-old Maynard, who hasn’t fought since August when he was taken out by Ross Pearson, recently discussed his new deal with MMA Fighting.com. Maynard relayed that the contract was contingent on the fighter receiving a clean bill of health, since he’s been stopped in three straight fights.
Maynard also revealed that he’s returning to Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, after training stints at gyms in Arizona and California. While speaking about his return, Maynard stated:
“They’ve really changed it up,” he said. “I came back, and I didn’t know how it would be. But it’s back to the team that it started out to be. It’s cool. Such good coaches over there. Everybody’s together and they’re on it, and I’m pumped to be back.”
It will be interesting to see who the UFC books to face the former contender next, who reportedly hopes to fight in February or March.