Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
LOL Maynard kills him. He's not going to stay at the distance Pettis needs for kicks and he's not going to give him enough space to plant his feet.
First of all, Gray is a huge LW. That cut ain't happening.
Second of all, I don't think either one of them would run through each other. They both possess dangers and problems for each of their styles.
You can say Gray will take Pettis down and keep him there, and that's fine, but Pettis has shown that he is very good off his back and would be working for submissions or to get up the whole time. It's very possible he could keep him there and grind out a decision, but it's at his own risk.
Also, you can reference the Guida fight all you want, but Pettis had Guida in trouble multiple times throughout the fight while he was on his back. Pettis works with Ben Askren on his wrestling on the regular. You are kidding yourselves if you think his wrestling/TDD hasn't improved since Guida.