445 Search Results for Demian Maia

Feb 10, 2017 10:42 am

Is a Demian Maia title shot inevitable?

With numerous top ranked welterweight contenders, is a Demian Maia title shot inevitable? the ranked welterweight has been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division over the course of the past two years as he has put together a 6-fight win streak. Following back to back decision losses, Maia bounced back just three months...

Feb 6, 2017 11:48 am

Despite multiple fight offers, Demian Maia will wait “no matter what” for next title shot

In November of 2016, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson battled for the UFC welterweight title. The winner was then expected to defend the title against streaking welterweight contender Demian Maia sometime in the new year. Unfortunately for Maia, who is arguably the best grappler in MMA, Woodley and Thompson fought to a frequently-debated majority draw....

Feb 3, 2017 7:38 am

Demian Maia releases lengthy statement explaining why Masvidal fight won’t happen

Late last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Jorge Masvidal scored one of the biggest wins of his career, ending Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s win-streak with a second-round knockout. With this win, the American Top Team veteran burst into the ranks of the welterweight elite, where fights with fellow top...

Feb 2, 2017 9:04 am

Demian Maia turned down Jorge Masvidal fight, Magny wants in

Fresh off his ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this past weekend, Jorge Masvidal is already being linked to other matchups. After UFC President Dana White revealed that he had offered Demian Maia a fight with Masvidal, it didn’t take long for Masvidal to reveal that Maia turned the fight down: “People are...


Feb 1, 2017 8:49 am

Dana White has offered Nick Diaz a fight with Demian Maia, is waiting to hear back

Stockton, California’s Nick Diaz is one of the most popular and exciting fighters on the UFC roster. Unfortunately, it’s been years since we last saw the fan favorite in action. Luckily for Nick Diaz fans, UFC President Dana White is apparently making some real efforts to get him back in the cage. Though Diaz apparently...

Jan 30, 2017 6:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal: If Demian Maia wants to get that ass whooped, I’m here

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23. In the evening’s co-main event, hometown hero Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looked to extend his welterweight record to 5-0 with a win over the ever-dangerous Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal, however, had other plans. After very nearly finishing Cowboy in the first, the...

Jan 10, 2017 5:55 pm

Demian Maia nothing but gracious after being snubbed of title shot

At UFC 205, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and welterweight #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson stepped into the Octagon for what turned out to be an epic welterweight showdown. The fight was an extremely close one, with some scoring the fight for the champ, and others scoring the fight for challenger. After 5 hard-fought rounds,...

Dec 11, 2016 8:56 am

After knockout of Matt Brown, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone wants Demian Maia

Last night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 206, fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone dazzled with a thunderous third-round knockout of the notoriously durable Matt Brown. With this win, Cowboy improved to a fantastic 4-0 as a welterweight. Given his current streak, and the fact that he is now ranked well inside the...

Nov 26, 2016 7:58 am

Demian Maia doubtful Conor McGregor will move up to 170

Leading up to Conor McGregor’s UFC 205 scrap with Eddie Alvarez earlier this month at UFC 205, the featherweight champ was involved in quite a few backstage incidents with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. To kick off fight week, both men appeared alongside several other of the fighters from the historic card for the UFC 205...

Nov 25, 2016 8:43 am

Demian Maia talks Anderson Silva rematch, Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley ii

While top ranked welterweight Demian Maia currently boasts one of the most impressive win streaks in the UFC’s welterweight division, winning six straight fights over the course of the past two years, and most recently picking up a first round submission win over former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. While many believed that Maia was...

Nov 20, 2016 8:21 am

Demian Maia Responds to Kamaru Usman’s Callout

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in sunny Sao Paolo Brazil with UFC Fight Night 100. Over the course of the 12-fight card, we witnessed a handful of truly impressive performances. One of the most applause-worthy of the bunch was Kamaru Usman’s three-round domination of the highly regarded Warlley Alves. Relying not just on his incredible...

Nov 18, 2016 1:24 pm

Demian Maia given three possibilities if he doesn’t receive title shot

Top ranked UFC welterweight Demian Maia has been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division over the course of the past two years, going 6-0 as he has defeated top contenders such as former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, and rising prospect Gunnar Nelson. Maia’s impressive 6-fight win streak has earned him the #3...

Nov 18, 2016 9:15 am

VIDEO | See Tyron Woodley’s backstage encounters with Conor McGregor and Demian Maia

Last Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 205, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley attempted the first defense of his crown against streaking striker Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Given the finishing ability shared by these two fighters, many fans and pundits expected this title fight to end emphatically, one way or the other. In the end,...

Nov 15, 2016 6:36 pm

Tyron Woodley Says He Would Fight Demian Maia at UFC 207 this December

One of the highlights of UFC 205 was welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s incredible, five-round war with challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The pair’s tooth-and-nail battle was so competitive that it culminated in a rare, majority draw. With this uncommon result, Woodley retains his title – though surely not in the fashion he intended. With the belt...

Nov 3, 2016 11:52 am

Donald Cerrone eyeing fight with Demian Maia after UFC 205

Donald Cerrone may have spent most of his UFC career as a top ranked lightweight, however Cerrone has recently been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division as he has gone 3-0 over the course of 2016. In his welterweight debut, Cerrone submitted Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira before making it 2-0 when he became the...

Oct 16, 2016 5:16 pm

Demian Maia Has Absorbed Very Few Strikes Recently, and That’s Just Fine With Him

UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia is on one hell of a streak. Since losing back-to-back decisions to Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald in late 2013 and early 2014, he’s embarked on a run of six-straight wins. Were it not for the seven-fight streak of Stephen Thompson, this recent success would have almost certainly earned him...

Sep 8, 2016 9:54 am

Tyron Woodley’s plan for Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu: “I’mma bite him”

Earlier this month, #3 ranked welterweight Demian Maia stepped into the Octagon to fight former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in a highly anticipated showdown of welterweights with different styles. While Condit hoped to keep the fight standing and get a TKO win, Maia was able to take the fight to the ground and submit...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...

Aug 30, 2016 9:13 am

Royce Gracie praises Demian Maia following win over Carlos Condit

This past Saturday in Vancouver, Demian Maia picked up arguably the biggest win of his UFC career as he submitted Carlos Condit in the first round of their main event scrap. The finish was a beautiful one that left many MMA fans stunned given that Condit had never been submitted in the UFC, and possess...

Aug 29, 2016 1:29 pm

VIDEO | Commercial break footage of Carlos Condit and Demian Maia full of emotions

This video of Demian Maia & Carlos Condit during the commercial break after the fight ended has powerful imagery. pic.twitter.com/ZoBRhuSVwJ — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 29, 2016 The UFC welterweight division contenders are lining up for a chance to get a crack at the title. On Saturday, Demian Maia made a huge statement when he...

Aug 28, 2016 6:49 am

MMA community reacts to Demian Maia’s submission win over Carlos Condit

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, Demian Maia kept his win streak going as he submitted Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke in the very first round. Below are some of the best reactions to Maia’s win: Damian Maia is the real https://t.co/RsUPBd4xtC — Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) August 28,...

Aug 28, 2016 1:45 am

VIDEO | Carlos Condit discusses his UFC on FOX 21 loss to Demian Maia

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit is interviewed backstage following his UFC on FOX 21 first-round submission loss to Demian Maia. The Brazilian submission specialist was able to catch Condit in a rear-naked choke early in the firs-round to force Condit to tapout. Condit hints at what may be next in terms of his...

Aug 27, 2016 7:12 pm

VIDEO | Watch Demian Maia submit Carlos Condit in round 1

Former UFC middleweight title contender Demian Maia scored a first-round finish over Carlos Condit tonight in Vancouver. Maia was able to get Condit to the ground early in the fight and promptly sunk in a rear-naked choke which forced Carlos to tapout: Yes. This happened. Demian Maia becomes the first man in 10 years to...

Aug 27, 2016 6:58 pm

UFC on FOX 21 Results: Demian Maia submits Carlos Condit

A key welterweight bout between former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit (30-9 MMA) and former UFC title challenger Demian Maia (23-6 MMA) headlined tonight’s UFC on FOX 21 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Round one begins and Maia takes the center of the octagon. Condit misses with a head kick. Demian shoots in and...

Jul 27, 2016 8:38 am

Carlos Condit eyes title shot with win over Demian Maia

Prior to Carlos Condit’s UFC 195 welterweight title fight with Robbie Lawler, the ‘Natural Born Killer’ revealed that the fight very well could be his last before retiring. After losing a controversial split decision, Condit stated that unless he got an immediate rematch with Lawler, he was on hiatus until further notice. The UFC opted...

Jul 19, 2016 10:22 pm

Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit pulled from UFC 202, moved to FOX card

With just over a month to go until UFC 202 on August 20th, where Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz will square off in their highly anticipated welterweight rematch, the UFC has made a pretty big adjustment to the card. Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia, which was expected to be on the pay-per view portion of...