Gray Maynard (Pictured) will enter the Octagon next Saturday to challenge lightweight king Frankie Edgar for his crown. Prior to their highly-anticipated UFC 136 showdown, Maynard stepped into ESPN’s Sport Science facility and allowed the lab geeks to run his numbers.
By examining Maynard’s agility in rope climbing, they were able to discover the 155-pounder, who actually weighed 172 lbs. at the time of testing, packs 1,400 pounds of force behind his punches. That’s just as powerful as some of the heavyweight boxers they have screened in the past.
A picture of one-time UFC fighter James Toney was displayed when they made that statement.
Maynard also possesses 195 pounds in grip strength, which is stronger than most NFL linemen they had tested.
UFC 136 takes place October 8th inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The lightweight title tilt will headline the star-studded pay-per-view broadcast.
Please click the media player below to watch Maynard serve as Sport Science’s guinea pig (Courtesy of ESPN):