Top Lightweight Gray Maynard recently spoke about his place in the UFCs 155lb division and called out the winner of Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi. He also talks about Sean Sherk dodging a fight against him:
"If Florian beats him, [Florian has] a great name," Maynard said. "It's like, 'Florian's unbelievable, he beat the PRIDE champ'. … It doesn't matter if [Gomi] is still good or not; it's his name (that matters)." "I asked for Sherk two or three times, and he said no," Maynard said. "To me, it isn't that tough of a fight. I think Miller, Diaz, Huerta – that's more of a tough one.
"But [Sherk] has a name because he was a champ. I was trying to (get the fight), but he said no. And I was like, 'Well, I'll keep that quiet, I guess. He's got a job, and he's doing what he has to do, but I would have liked to have that fight.'"
"I think Florian will win," Maynard said. "I don't know if Gomi's really into it anymore. The last two or three (fights), he's looked like he hasn't really trained. It's just like, 'Ah, I'm here for the paycheck.' But obviously he's tough, and he's a good name."
"I think I've earned it, so hopefully it will happen," Maynard said.