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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White not looking to 'chase Gray Maynard out' of fighting

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"Obviously he came here to fight, and he's been cleared medically to fight. I think the kid is healthy. But, you know, it's probably a discussion we might have. I'm not looking to chase Gray out of the game or anything like that. I'll talk to him though. These guys go through extensive medical testing and we know getting knocked out isn't good for you. But we'll see. He's a young guy, he's talented, we'll see what he wants to do."

-- After Gray Maynard suffered yet another knockout (watch it here) loss last night (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) courtesy of Ross Pearson in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs. St. Preux" at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on Fox Sports 1, his third straight, questions were immediately asked regarding whether or not he should continue his career. One cannot understate the damaging effects of repeated getting knocked out, something Maynard and the UFC know well after he was tested extensively for any neurological damage before he stepped in the cage last night. He was cleared, but, obviously, it didn't seem to make much of a difference. Considering the fact that he's lost three straight, knockouts or not, it's fair to wonder if the 35-year-old former title contender hasn't gone up and over that hill. It's also fair to wonder if it's time for White, despite what he said at the post-fight press conference, to make an executive decision and put an end to the possibility of yet another knockout. Your thoughts, Maniacs?

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