UFC president Dana White hails Mick Maynard for restructuring the Flyweight division. So, who is indeed Mick Maynard?
After rendering headliner fights of successive Pay-Per-views and thereby promulgating one of the greatest fights, it is safe to perceive that the clouds of uncertainty that were hovering over the Flyweight division and were creating the buzz about the section’s discontinuation are now certainly vanished.
From going 5 months without a titleholder to now harboring an undisputed champion in the form of Deiveson Figueredo, and moreover, with contenders piling up, the 125-pound weight class has transformed within months. But, who is behind this transition?
At the post-event presser of UFC 256, Dana White addressed the excitement around the fight of the night- Deiveson Figuereido Vs. Brandon Moreno- and hailed Mick Maynard as the person at the behest of whom a fight like this became possible.
Who is Mick Maynard?: The Man Behind The Restructuring of Flyweight Division
Mick Maynard is one of the matchmakers in UFC. 4 years ago he was hired as the vice-president of the talent relations arm of the promotion. Previously he was the president of the Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championship. The promotion from where professionals like Holly Holm and Henry Cejudo emerged. (Source-UFC.com and Fightbookmma)
At the press event of UFC 256, Dana White said that it is Mick’s ideas that have elevated the division and pushed it to become one of the most exciting divisions in UFC now.
“I got to give it to Mick. Mick went in and restructured and rebuilt that division and it’s one of the most exciting divisions in the UFC now. And Tonight we put on a potential fight of the year and potential greatest fight ever in the division’s history. So, congrats to Mick.”
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