"The division is scrambled," said Maia's manager Eduardo Alonso to TATAME. "Now, Demian is among the top. I do not know if it pays to wait. There's a Strikeforce champion coming, so we'll see who shows up."
Alonso was referencing Tarec Saffiedine coming in as the final Strikeforce welterweight champion. He defeated Nate Marquardt on the last Strikeforce card to take the gold. His UFC debut has not been announced.
Maia now has three straight wins since dropping down from middleweight. He earned two first round submissions before going to a decision with Fitch.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Not sure how I feel about this fight for Maia either. I was kinda hoping he would just wait to fight the winner of Condit/McDonald for a title shot. I guess he just doesn't want to wait that long for his next fight.
Every top WW is about to fight each other. As much as a more high profile opponent is appropriate for Maia...someone has to maul the "SF Champ" and he might as well do it. He kills Saffiedine and should be one more win away from a title shot. What a log jam at WW