HOUSTON (AP) — Gray Maynard and UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar feel like they’ve been waiting forever to fight again after a draw on New Year’s Day.
On Saturday night the wait will end when the two go head-to-head for the 155-pound belt in the featured bout of UFC 136.
Maynard believes he won the New Year’s Day fight and was set to get his chance to prove he was the better fighter in May. But the meeting was postponed because of injuries to both fighters.
The undefeated Maynard (11-0-1) handed Edgar (13-1-1) his only loss in their first matchup in April 2008. After the win and the draw, some believe Maynard has the upper hand in this one.
Edgar disagrees and says he simply has to win to put those ideas to rest for good.