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Wednesday, 04/17/2013, 08:39 am

Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz

Before we get too excited about a showdown between Demian Maia and Nick Diaz, one thing needs to be made clear.

Nick Diaz is still retired.

There has been no indication from any source that Nick Diaz will return to the cage outside of the off-chance he should be granted a rematch with GSP or a super-fight with Anderson Silva. (Both scenarios seem highly unlikely at this point.)

However, nothing is impossible and as reported on last night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, Demain Maia is trying to make a case for the bout.

According to FUEL TV’s, Ariel Helwani, the Brazilian submission ace believes that a fight with Diaz is the best career path he can take while trying to make his case as a title challenger.

Demian Maia currently sits high in the welterweight rankings and is riding a three-fight win streak in the division. The former middleweight title challenger is coming off a victory over Jon Fitch.

Nick Diaz, also sits in the top 5 division rankings and is fresh off a title challenge defeat at the hands of GSP. Following the bout, Diaz vowed to never return to action again.

Maia is seeking the bout for the upcoming pay-per-view event set to go down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where Jose Aldo will defend his title against Anthony Pettis.

Can Maia lure Nick out of retirement?



14 Responses to “Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz”

  1. Joeyblowme3 says:

    Maia goes out looking for a grappling match, he doesn’t want any part of Diaz’ boxing. Especially when he poses no threat on his feet.

  2. Oscar giovinazzo says:

    The only thing Maia has to do is threaten to steal nicks pot ,and it will be on baby

  3. YoMama says:

    I think this is the best match up. Number 5 fights number 6. They both have nothing lined up. What I really love about it is that Maia will actually fight him, instead of try to drag him to the ground for a hump fest. The two best WW BJJ guys rolling around is a lot more fun than watching a wrestler do all they can not to fight by holding someone in place. Two authentic mixed martial artists going at it.

  4. 123 says:

    I thought Nick Diaz has retired now?.. Demian Maia should fight the winner of Rory Mcdonald vs Jake Ellenburger.

  5. SinCe_2004 says:

    Saw this coming from a mile away. Would be an amazing match up.

  6. 757 says:

    YoMamma ^^^ you are stupid ….Those two guys are great and it will be a great fight. Your stereotypical analysis of all wrestlers reflect your lack of knowledge, or that you are about 12 years old or both. Wrestling is a key element and martial art in fighting. Pay attention to people who know something the next time you watch it. Learn before speaking again. Dummy!

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