UFC Releases Veteran Gray Maynard Gray Maynard has been a staple of the UFC's lightweight division for several years. However it seems those days are over, as he reveals he was released by the company. Maynard was once considered one of the best lightweights in the world. He had an incredible rivalry with Frankie Edgar, even handing the Answer his first loss. Moreover, he went undefeated in his first twelve professional bouts, competing in the UFC since 2007. Unfortunately, it seems that his days in the UFC are over, as Maynard revealed to MMAJunkie recently. Speaking in an interview, he revealed his status as a free agent. In addition to that, he expressed uncertainty in what the future currently holds for him. "I don\u2019t know \u2013 we\u2019re trying to work some stuff out,\u201d Maynard said. \u201c(I\u2019m) not with the UFC anymore, so I\u2019m trying to work some stuff out, check what\u2019s going to make sense, and probably be at featherweight. So that\u2019s the next step. It\u2019s wide open. I\u2019ve always dealt with the UFC like on a contractual term, and just kind of who I\u2019m going up against, and basically, \u2018Yeah, yeah, yeah, let\u2019s do it.\u2019 And now that I\u2019m done, I kind of wanted to have a manager and let them deal with it." Maynard was a contestant on the fifth season of\u00a0the Ultimate Fighter, where he made it to the semifinals. Following a No Contest start, he went on an 8 fight winning streak. On the other hand, his later career was not as good, having lost 6 of his last 8. This will be a big change for him, as 20 of his 22 pro fights have been under the UFC banner. Good luck to Gray Maynard in his future fighting endeavors.