Maynard & Guida Apologize To Each Other
Posted on 23 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
During the post-event press conference for UFC on FX 4, Gray Maynard and Clay Guida spoke with MMAJunkie about how the post-fight heated moments between each other were "nothing personal." Here are some highlights:
Guida's remarks to Maynard at the press conference: "My hat's off to Gray. He's a wrestler and an athlete I've always looked up to. He's done things in mixed martial arts and wrestling that I wasn't able to do. I've looked up to him for a long time. I've got nothing but respect for you and your whole family."
Maynard reflecting on his own behavior: "Personally, I don't act like that. It's a fight, but I was pissed off. I'm a human, too. I get mad. Man, he's making me feel bad about all the stuff I did in the fight. Nothing personal on all that stuff. It was a heated fight. We were talking about the stuff, Mac (Danzig) and me, the night before – that it's going to be good to get it over with because he's a nice guy. It's nothing personal. It was a fight, it got heated, and he's a cool guy. I'm glad we can just drop it at that. I try not to act like that."
Guida on his game plan: "It was a challenge to myself to say, 'Man, I want to finally go out and beat the best wrestler I've faced.' I lost to Ben Henderson, who is an NAIA whatever you want to call it. You were a step up in competition for me – a thee-time All-American, Division I. I was super-excited about the challenge and the opportunity that lied ahead."
Maynard on his game plan: "The dude's got cardio for sure. He's a tough kid. He goes, and it pushed me the whole camp to know it's going to be a longer fight and at a high pace. I had to prove I could do it because the last fight, I kind of gassed a little bit and there was all kinds of stuff going on. I was prepared for him."