In case you were wondering, no, Gray Maynard is not dead. He’s still alive – despite the four knockout losses in his last six bouts, he has somehow resisted falling into a persistent vegetative state and expiring.
But someone asked him on Twitter on Friday if a return was in the cards, and this is what Maynard said:
Yes sir. It’ll be at 145 tho https://t.co/JNZpHgu6Ue
— Gray Maynard (@GrayMaynard) November 20, 2015
A bout at 145 pounds? Though that’s only ten pounds lower than the where Maynard has traditionally fought, it’s not like Maynard had a lot of flab to spare. Plus, since he’s proven more susceptible to head trauma than before, I doubt purposely dehydrating yourself to make a lower weight class where everyone will undoubtedly be faster is the best idea.
Yesterday I was calling for Diego Sanchez’s retirement, but I think, in terms of imminent danger, this Maynard thing is of more important. Homeboy is going to kill himself.
Please, someone make it stop.