10 Ultimate Answers In Ten Words Or Less

In the interest of brevity, FIGHT! Magazine takes UFC lightweight Gray Maynard through the proverbial “speed round” of MMA questioning.

10) How Do You Sound Cool Talking Trash? “Back it up!”

9) What’s the Key to Making Weight? “Start early, workout twice a day, have a good diet.”

8) Are There Secrets to Getting the Crowd on Your Side? “People like winners. If you’re not first, you’re last.”

7) How Do You Increase Hand Speed? “Speed bag, double-end bag, shadowbox with three-pound weights.”

6) What’s the Trick to Kicking Harder? “I don’t know. I don’t kick that much.”

5) What’s the Best Strategy to Regain Composure After Getting Knocked Stupid? “Get the hell away from the guy who’s punching you.”

4) Do You Know a Good Method to Reduce the Swelling of a Black Eye? “I just let time do its thing with those.”

3) What’s the Easiest Way to Get Your Hand Raised? “Get busted by the cops or train your ass off.”

2) Is Picking Up the Ring Girl Possible? “With any girl: LIE, LIE, LIE. Unless you marry her.”

1) What’s Your Approach to Getting Paid? “Put people in all those seats to watch you.”

Bonus Question

What’s the Blueprint for Getting Inside Your Opponent’s Head? “Beat him in the fight so he’ll never forget you.”


DRINK: “Newcastle.”

SONG: “Depends on the mood. But it’s between Sublime’s Jailhouse and Pearl Jam’s State of Love and Trust.”

MMA MOVE: “Whatever wins the fight.”

MOVIE: “Right now it’s Hangover; of all time it’s Eddie Murphy’s Raw.”

QUOTE: “Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the fire hydrant.”

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