Demian Maia News
Georges St-Pierre vs. Demian Maia announced for UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6 in December
Josh Evanoff - July 20, 2023
Demian Maia reacts after learning that UFC light heavyweight Paul Craig named his daughter after him
Josh Evanoff - March 21, 2022
Demian Maia says "it's absurd for you to put a person who was born a man to fight a woman"
Adam D Martin - September 16, 2021
Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera are no longer under contract with the UFC
Harry Kettle - August 24, 2021
Demian Maia wants one more UFC fight, told Dana White he wants Donald Cerrone or Nate Diaz
Adam D Martin - June 24, 2021
Welterweight veteran Demian Maia wants one more UFC fight, and he told UFC president Dana White that he wants Donald Cerrone or Nate Diaz. Maia lost a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 and, following the event, White hinted that it could be the last time we saw the Brazilian inside the Octagon. However, the 43-year-old Maia has made it clear since the fight with Muhammad that he is still interested in fighting one more time, and he’s hoping the UFC gives him the chance.
Demian Maia praises Matt Brown following recent rematch callout: "The respect is mutual"
Adam D Martin - June 23, 2021
UFC welterweight veteran Demian Maia praised Matt Brown following his recent callout for a rematch, suggesting that “the respect is mutual.” The 43-year-old Maia recently lost a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 and following the fight, UFC president Dana White hinted that could be the last time we see the legendary Brazilian inside the Octagon as Maia is one of the oldest fighters in the UFC and is on a two-fight losing skid. However, Maia has said that he wants to fight one more time before he hangs up his gloves for good, and he called out Nate Diaz for his final fight.
Demian Maia calls out Nate Diaz for final fight of UFC career: "You’re a great fighter who also represents Jiu Jitsu and you’re real"
Adam D Martin - June 14, 2021
Demian Maia called out Nate Diaz for the final fight of his UFC career, telling Diaz “you’re a great fighter who also represents jiu-jitsu.” Maia lost a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad on the UFC 263 main card, and Diaz lost a decision to Leon Edwards in the very next fight. Following the event, UFC president Dana White said that Maia’s UFC contract is up and he doesn’t see the legend fighting in the promotion anytime soon. But for the 43-year-old Maia, he says he still has one more fight left in him. And he says if he wants anyone for the final walk, he wants it to be Diaz.
Belal Muhammad praises "legend" Demian Maia following win at UFC 263: "Class act"
Adam D Martin - June 14, 2021
UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad praised the “legend” Demian Maia following his win at UFC 263, calling the Brazilian a “class act.” Muhammad won a unanimous decision over Maia on the main card of UFC 263 this past Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona. For Muhammad, this was arguably the biggest win of his career, and by taking out Maia, he will now be ranked in the top-10 of the UFC welterweight division. For Maia, however, this could have been the last time we saw him in the Octagon, as UFC president Dana White suggested later his time with the UFC is over.
Demian Maia likely done with the UFC following loss to Belal Muhammad, says Dana White
Adam Martin - June 13, 2021
UFC 263 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Demian Maia (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - June 12, 2021
Tonight’s UFC 263 main card features a welterweight bout between former title challenger Demian Maia and surging contender Belal Muhammad. Maia (28-10 MMA) will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since suffering a first-round TKO loss to Gilbert Burns in March of 2020. Prior to that setback, the Brazilian submission specialist had put together a three-fight win streak, which included stoppage victories over Ben Askren and Lyman Good.
Belal Muhammad reacts after Demian Maia fight announced for UFC 263
Adam D Martin - April 4, 2021
UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad reacted after his upcoming fight against Demian Maia was recently announced for UFC 263. Muhammad vs. Maia was announced this weekend to take place on UFC 263, which is set for June 12. For Muhammad, it’s the next best thing after he wasn’t given a rematch with Leon Edwards after their fight ended in a No Contest due to an eye poke at a recent UFC Vegas event. Muhammad was stumping for the rematch given that the fight ended in a controversial fashion, but the promotion instead decided to book Edwards against Nate Diaz. That left Muhammad temporarily without an opponent, but Maia answered the call.
Submission ace Demian Maia set to return at UFC 263 for a welterweight fight with Belal Muhammad
Chris Taylor - April 3, 2021
Former two-division title challenger Demian Maia will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 263 for a welterweight bout with Belal Muhammad. That news comes courtesy of ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, who shared the following information on Twitter.
Belal Muhammad open to fighting Demian Maia if Leon Edwards rematch falls through
Adam D Martin - March 24, 2021
UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad says that he’s open to fighting the legend Demian Maia if he doesn’t get the rematch with Leon Edwards. Muhammad and Edwards recently fought in the main event of UFC Vegas 21, with the fight being booked on short notice. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a controversial fashion when Edwards poked Muhammad in the eye and he was unable to continue. The fight was ruled a No Contest by referee Herb Dean, but Muhammad wants to run it back. Edwards is hoping to get a title shot next, but Muhammad is adamant that they have the rematch.
Demian Maia responds to callout from Diego Sanchez on 43rd birthday: "Let's do it"
Adam Martin - November 6, 2020
Diego Sanchez would like a “legends fight” next, calls out McGregor, Cerrone, Maia and Hardy
Harry Kettle - November 5, 2020
UFC veteran Diego Sanchez has called out a handful of names as he goes in search of a “legends fight” for his next bout. Sanchez, who has won three of his last five fights, was beaten in his most recent outing as he fell to a unanimous decision defeat against Jake Matthews at UFC 253. Sanchez is known for being one of the more eccentric fighters on the UFC roster, and yet despite his longevity, many have wondered whether or not it’s time for him to consider hanging up the gloves.
Jennifer Maia hopes to "surprise the world" against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 255
Adam Martin - October 28, 2020
Jennifer Maia is hoping to “surprise the world” when she fights UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 255. Maia was granted the title shot against Shevchenko after pulling off an incredible submission victory over former top contender Joanne Calderwood over the summer. The UFC matched Maia up against the champ Shevchenko, and they will fight in the co-headliner of UFC 255 on November 21 in Las Vegas. The oddsmakers aren’t giving Maia much of a chance in this fight, as the Brazilian is listed as a massive betting underdog.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Demian Maia betting odds released
Adam Martin - September 20, 2020
The opening betting odds have been released for the proposed welterweight bout between rising star Khamzat Chimaev and veteran Demian Maia. Chimaev knocked out Gerald Meerschaert in just 17 seconds at UFC Vegas 11 to pick up his third UFC win in just 66 days. Chimaev has come out of nowhere to become one of the most hyped-up prospects the UFC has had in years. He appears to be someone who could be a future title challenger at both 170lbs and 185lbs. UFC president Dana White is so high on Chimaev that he’s called him a “special” talent.
Khamzat Chimaev roasts Dillon Danis over callout, proceeds to challenge Demian Maia
Natasha Hooper - July 27, 2020
UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev has mocked Bellator star Dillon Danis for his recent callout attempt, and then he proceeded to challenge Demian Maia. Danis, who trains with Conor McGregor, joined the Bellator roster in 2018 and has tallied two victories. He is yet to be defeated and he has used his victories to justify wild callouts on social media. Whether it is Youtube star Jake Paul, Ben Askren, Kevin Lee, or Khabib Nurmagomedov’s stablemate Islam Makhachev, the Bellator standout isn’t afraid to send shots towards his rivalries on social media.
Demian Maia calls out Diego Sanchez, Sanchez responds with Fight Island suggestion
Tom Taylor - April 20, 2020
Demian Maia is hoping to close the book on his illustrious MMA career with a fight against Diego Sanchez. From the sounds of it, Sanchez is down.
Gilbert Burns says it was 'special' to finish Demian Maia but wishes ref stopped fight sooner
Cole Shelton - March 24, 2020
Gilbert Burns knew he would become just the second person ever to finish Demian Maia but he expected to do it by submission. In the co-main event of UFC Brasilia, Burns was battling Maia in a very important welterweight clash. There, he was fighting in front of no fans which he admits was quite hard to deal with.
Diego Sanchez responds to callout from Demian Maia
Tom Taylor - March 19, 2020
Diego Sanchez has responded to a recent callout from Demian Maia. Maia competed on last Saturday’s UFC Brasilia card, suffering a first-round knockout at the hands of Gilbert Burns in the co-main event.
Demian Maia to retire after next fight, wants either Donald Cerrone or Diego Sanchez next
Adam D Martin - March 15, 2020
UFC welterweight legend Demian Maia says he will retire after one more fight, but he wants to fight either Diego Sanchez or Donald Cerrone next. Maia was knocked out in shocking fashion by Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of UFC Brasilia. After controlling the first few minutes of the fight on the ground, the fight went back to the feet where Burns caught Maia with a big left hook, sending him to the mat where a few extra hammer fists put the veteran away. It was only the second knockout loss of Maia’s nearly 20-year MMA career.
Demian Maia reacts following loss to Gilbert Burns, names 2 opponents for his final fight
Chris Taylor - March 14, 2020
Pros react to Gilbert Burns stopping Demian Maia at UFC Brasilia
Chris Taylor - March 14, 2020
A welterweight bout between division standouts Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns served as the co-headliner of today’s UFC Brasilia event. Maia (28-9 MMA) entered the bout on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a submission victory over Ben Askren this past October.
UFC Brasilia Results: Gilbert Burns TKO's Demian Maia (Video)
Chris Taylor - March 14, 2020
A welterweight bout between division standouts Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns serves as the co-headliner of today’s UFC Brasilia event. Maia (28-9 MMA) will enter the bout on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a submission victory over Ben Askren this past October.