Archive: demian Maia

Sep 27, 2013 11:53 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields And Demian Maia Battle It Out On The Mic

At a recent photo opportunity, Demian Maia and Jake Shields are faced with the awkward task of interviewing each other. Paula Sack turns the microphone over to the fighters and mayhem ensues. Thankfully, the guys stick to their day jobs. Catch this main event at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields, Wednesday, October 9 at...

Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

Lost Unborn Son, 5 Armed Robber Incident Almost Made Demian Maia Retire in 2012

When UFC veteran Demian Maia dropped a unanimous decision to Chris Weidman on January of 2012, he thought about retirement for the first time in his career. But it wasn’t only his lackluster performance against the current middleweight champion that made the 35-year-old Brazilian entertain the idea of calling it quits. In fact, a series of...

Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao rebooked for UFC Fight Night 29

UFC officials recently announced that top bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Raphael Assuncao (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will collide at UFC Fight Night 29, October 9 in Brazil. The bout was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 28, but Assuncao was sidelined with a hand injury. The “TUF 14”...

Aug 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado set for UFC Fight Night 29

MMAFighting.com has learned with sources close to the UFC that “The Mexicutioner” Joey Beltran (14-8 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is heading to Brazil for a light heavyweight showdown against Sao Paulo native Fabio Maldonado (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC). Beltran is coming off a unanimous decision win over Igor Pokrajac at December’s UFC on FX event in...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Jul 31, 2013 10:03 am

Maia vs. Shields Likely For Fall UFC Event

A welterweight clash between, grappling standouts, Demian Maia and Jake Shields is reportedly in the works for an upcoming UFC event this fall. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FUEL TV confirmed the bout last night. Demian Maia is currently riding high on a three-fight win streak following his drop to the UFC’s welterweight division. The former middleweight...

Jul 22, 2013 9:33 am

Demian Maia Says Silva Training With Seagal Is All Lies

“It’s a lie. It’s marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. Seagal’s movie career was down. It worked because he appeared in the media again. Seagal never taught Silva anything… For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke… I was not rooting against Silva in...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 2, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White Offers Solution to Low Fighter Pay: Cut Bonuses

There is always talk after each event on the pertinent and on-going issue of fighter pay. In a sport where your body is placed, arguably, in some of the most stressful states that one could endure, its easy to see why some may complain for not making top-dollar. The target for all the anger seems...

May 30, 2013 10:26 am

Anthony Perosh vs. Vinny Magalhaes in the Works for UFC 163

  A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (13-7) and Vinny Magalhaes (10-6) is in the works for UFC 163. UFC 163 is set for August 3rd at the HSBC Arena. Its main card will be broadcast on PPV while the preliminary cards will take place both on Facebook then FX. Perosh is coming off of...

May 20, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC Officials Make ‘UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis’ Official For Rio de Janeiro

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis will be making a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3. Aldo (22-1) will defend his belt against Pettis (16-2) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis. UFC officials announced the fight this past Saturday at...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, MMAFighting.com confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...

Apr 17, 2013 8:39 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...

Mar 28, 2013 10:08 am

Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman to Headline World Series of Fighting 3 | MMA NEWS

Jon Fitch will be making his entrance into the World Series of Fighting in a few months. Fitch (24-5-1) will meet Josh Burkman (25-9) on June 14 to headline WSOF 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. for the second time. The event will be televised live on NBC Sports Network, but no venue has been announced...

Mar 8, 2013 6:57 am

Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting | MMA News

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. The news was confirmed by the WSOF after a report surfaced from MMAFIGHTING.com. The American Kickboxing Academy product has been in talks with the promotion for weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed...

Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald retires from MMA | MMA News

After 40+ fights in a career that spanned nearly 15 years, Canadian Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from MMA. MacDonald (25-16 MMA, 6-7 UFC) had originally stated that he would return to the octagon following his UFC on FUEL TV 3 loss to Tom Lawlor last May....