Maia wants bout with Nick Diaz next

by Chris Palmquist |

On last night's episode of Fuel TV's UFC Tonight, analyst Ariel Helwani reported an updated from Brazil, including who welterweight grappling sensation Demian Maia wants next:

Demian Maia’s manager Eduardo Alonso says that Demian’s anxious to get back. Demian wants to return on the August 3rd card in Rio, and he’d be honored to fight Nick Diaz. They have a lot of respect for Diaz. This fight makes a lot of sense. If you look at the welterweight rankings, everyone else is booked or just fought. They’re ranked fifth and sixth and would make a lot of sense.”

Maia is riding a three bout win streak since dropping to welterweight including wins over top ten fighters Jon Fitch and Rick Story. A fight with Diaz would make sense to see if Maia can break the top three and works towards a title fight with Georges St-Pierre.


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Jaybrone site profile image  

4/19/13 4:36 PM by Jaybrone

The one guy in the division who even Diaz fans have to admit has a better ground game than Nick.

SonOfThePeepHole site profile image  

4/19/13 8:22 AM by SonOfThePeepHole

Let the agenda machine start moving

fapout site profile image  

4/19/13 12:01 AM by fapout

Sure, why not? Diaz may not win that fight either. Its impossible to compare their 1st fight. They're 2 completely different fighters.

UGCTT_granite007 site profile image  

4/18/13 9:42 PM by UGCTT_granite007

Hmm. Interesting matchup. I am interested.  

Dirtguy site profile image  

4/18/13 9:36 PM by Dirtguy

Damian has looked like a stud in his last few fights, deserves someone in the top 5 IMO

JuicedBeast site profile image  

4/18/13 3:03 PM by JuicedBeast

*you're ;-)

LOAN VIPER site profile image  

4/18/13 2:27 PM by LOAN VIPER

Nick don't want this fight .Very high chance of losing. And that will be 0-3 in his return to uFc.

JuicedBeast site profile image  

4/18/13 2:22 PM by JuicedBeast

You spelled "banned" wrong! Yes he is frozen though.

KC007 site profile image  

4/18/13 2:20 PM by KC007

Please tell me Never Paid Wolf Ticket Taxes got frozen.