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Gray Maynard: 'I texted Joe Silva and told him I want the title fight'




"I texted Joe Silva and told him I want the [title] fight. I will fight whoever they want me to, but they know I want to fight for the belt. They announced Edgar as the guy like a day after my fight with Diaz, so it’s not like I had a lot of time to say anything. Sure, I talked to Dana [White] after the Diaz fight and he knows I want to fight for the belt -- that’s what everyone wants to do -- but I trust them and hopefully now I will get a shot at my dream. You have to bully him. He is fast and you can’t let him move around like he did against Penn. You have to hit him with some punches, then get your hands on him and push him up against the cage and make him fight your fight."

Undefeated UFC lightweight contender Gray Maynard has been blowing up Joe Silva's phone ever since Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn for the 155-pound title on April 10 in Abu Dhabi. "The Bully" is the only man to defeat "The Answer" in 13 professional fights and hopes that history will repeat itself in their rematch -- assuming the UFC matchmaker and boss Dana White are interested in giving Maynard his big break. Anyone think that Edgar gets the better of him the second time around?

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