UFC Quick Quote: Gray Maynard isn't finishing his opponents -- but neither is anyone else

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"That's what I keep telling people! Who is stopping them? Name a name and I'll bow down, but who is stopping these guys? That's why I can't pay attention to these people. If you're a true sports fan who enjoys MMA and really try to understand it, you'll get it. Look at Edgar. He's only ever lost to myself. Look at Clementi, who has 52 professional fights and has only been stopped a handful of times. Jim Miller has only lost to the champion and myself. Huerta has never been stopped. Pretty much the same thing with Nate Diaz. Florian did get stopped by Penn, but you see what I mean. It's an excuse, but that's just how it is. I'm asking for the top guys. The decisions are just part of it. The sport is growing so much that these fights are just going to keep getting closer and closer. I don't know what people are going to do, but there are going to be a lot more close fights. More fighters are able to pull in the cash you need to hire the top coaches and eat and train right. We're going up against the guys where that's all they do year round. They train everyday. The gap is going to start to close on these title fights. Guys are getting better and better. People will start to appreciate it, it just takes time."

UFC lightweight number one contender Gray Maynard doesn't understand what all the fuss is about concerning his inability to finish opponents inside the Octagon. "The Bully" remains perfect at 10-0 but has gone to the judge's scorecards in seven consecutive fights. The former TUF runner-up tells David St. Martin at SB Nation that each decision is a credit to his opponent -- not a knock against his skill set. Do you agree? And will he be able to repeat his performance against Frankie Edgar when they rematch in 2011? Opinions please.

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