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UFC fighter Gray Maynard hit up Studio 54 inside MGM Grand last night to host an after-fight party following his rematch against Frankie Edgar at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The highly anticipated UFC 125 fight ended in a draw, but Maynard (“The Bully”) had much to celebrate as he was joined by fellow fighters, friends and fans to party the night away at Vegas’ most legendary nightspot.
Fans swarmed outside Studio 54 in hopes to land a photo or autograph as Maynard hit the red carpet with fellow fighters from his Xtreme Couture fight team, Jay Hieron, Sean Spangler, Martin Kampmann, Tyson Griffin and coach Gil Martinez. Good friend and wakeboarding pro Rusty Malinoski also joined Maynard on the carpet. Despite his bruises and cuts, Maynard was decked out in fighters’ favorite Dethrone Royalty brand clothing and ready to party. He held up his fists in a fighter’s pose for cameras and his fans went wild.
Moving the party inside the famed nightclub, Maynard’s 30-person-deep entourage greeted him with cheers and congratulations at his exclusive VIP table overlooking Studio 54’s lively dance floor. Maynard took time settling in with friends as they each personally commended him on his hard-fought fight.
DJ Nick Steele had sexy partygoers below bouncing to the beats of his chart-topping hits. Songs like “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool &DCUP and “The Time” by The Black Eyed Peas kept Maynard and club-goers alike partying into the early morning.