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Demian Maia Calls Out Nate Diaz For “Last MMA Bout”

Demian Maia says he wants one more fight in the UFC and would be "honored" to face Nate Diaz to close out his career. The Brazilian grappler returned to the Octagon last weekend at UFC 263. After going three rounds with Belal Muhammad, Maia fell to a unanimous decision loss. But...

Demian Maia Likely Won’t Fight Again In The UFC Says Dana White

Dana White has hinted that we may have seen Demian Maia’s last fight in the UFC. Maia, one of the oldest fighters on the roster at 43-years-old, lost via unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 on Saturday. It was his second consecutive defeat and the last fight on...

Belal Muhammad Says A Win Over Demian Maia Cements Him As A Welterweight Contender

Belal Muhammad is confident he will become a legit welterweight contender after Saturday night. Muhammad had a shot to enter the top-five back in March when he fought Leon Edwards. Unfortunately, the scrap ended in a No Contest, but the fan-favorite gets another big fight at UFC 263 as he...

Demian Maia & Belal Muhammad Agree To Fight At UFC 263 On June 12

Belal Muhammad won’t get the opponent he wanted, but he will still have an opportunity to break into the top 10 of the welterweight division when he takes on Demian Maia at UFC 263. According to an ESPN report, Maia and Muhammad have verbally agreed to fight at the UFC...

UFC Brasilia Highlights: Gilbert Burns Finishes Demian Maia

Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns ended in the first round. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Brasilia on Saturday night (March 14, 2020) from the Ginasio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil that aired on ESPN+. In the first round, Burns dropped him with a...

Demian Maia May Delay Retirement Plans If He Beats Gilbert Burns

Depending on what a win over Gilbert Burns would mean, Demian Maia could hold off on initial retirement plans. After his clash with Burns tonight (March 14), Maia plans to retire after two more fights. The 42-year-old has achieved a lot in his career but if there's a chance he...

Gilbert Burns Says Submitting Demian Maia At UFC Brasilia Is A Possibility

Gilbert Burns isn't ruling out a submission victory against Demian Maia. On March 14, Burns and Maia will collide in the co-main event of UFC Brasilia. The bout is set to take place inside the Ginasio Nilson Nelson. The event reportedly will be closed to the public due to concerns...

Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns Reported for UFC Brasilia in March

A grappler’s delight is headed to UFC Brasilia (UFC Fight Night 170), with Demian Maia facing Gilbert Burns in March, as reported by UFC Combate on Saturday. Two of Brazilians own will fight in a bout that will reportedly serve as the UFC Brasilia co-main event when Demian Maia takes...

Demian Maia Thinks Ben Askren Should Keep Fighting

Demian Maia doesn't feel Ben Askren should retire yet. Late last month, Maia and Askren headlined UFC Singapore in Kallang. Askren was hoping to rebound from his five-second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal, while Maia wanted to extend his winning streak to three. The latter happened as Maia choked out...

UFC Rankings Report: Demian Maia Resurges

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Singapore! Check out all the changes below! Pound for Pound: Dustin Poirier moves up to be tied with Conor McGregor at #12. Strawweight: No changes Women’s Flyweight: No changes Women’s Bantamweight: No changes    Women’s Featherweight: N/A Flyweight: #5-15 of the division changed, with each fighter of said numbers moving up...

Michael Bisping Believes Demian Maia Was The Worst Matchup For Ben Askren

Michael Bisping was not a fan of the Demian Maia fight for Ben Askren. He thought it was a terrible matchup for 'Funky' and proved to be right. Of course, in the main event of UFC Singapore, Maia submitted Askren in the third round. “When I immediately saw the news...

Diego Sanchez Accepts Demian Maia’s Challenge Following UFC Singapore

Demian Maia has called for a fight with Diego Sanchez and unsurprisingly, "The Nightmare" has accepted. Maia is coming off a submission victory over Ben Askren. The welterweight bout took place this past Saturday (Oct. 26). Maia vs. Askren headlined UFC Singapore inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang. Diego Sanchez Answers...

UFC Singapore Reebok Fighter Payouts: Demian Maia Tops List

UFC Singapore is in the books, and now it's time for Reebok to pay the fighters their sponsorship money. UFC Singapore (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 20) took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The main card aired on ESPN+ at...

Manager Says Jorge Masvidal Wants Rematch With Demian Maia

Jorge Masvidal hasn't forgotten about his loss to Demian Maia and wouldn't mind getting a chance to run it back. Earlier today (Oct. 26), Maia went one-on-one with former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren. The bout headlined UFC Singapore. In the third round, Maia sunk in a rear-naked...

UFC Singapore Highlights: Demian Maia Submits Ben Askren

Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren lived up to expectations at UFC Singapore. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Singapore event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on Saturday morning (October 26, 2019) on ESPN+. This fight had it all from striking to takedowns, grappling,...