Rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva is trying to take a move out of Chael Sonnen’s playbook and has called out a Brazilian fighter in the form of Demian Maia.
If booked the UFC’s welterweight division will be poised for a barn burner fit to headline or co-headline any Fight Night type event.
The younger Brazilian took to twitter to announce his aspirations to take on his fellow countryman and one of his divisions top athletes.
E ai @demianmaia o q acha, d voltar as vitórias em cima d um cara ruim de chão e horrível nas defesas de quedas com eu?
— Erick “A Fierce Tiger” Silva (@ErickSilvaMMA) October 31, 2013
Translated: Demian, what do you think of getting back to the wins vs. a guy with a bad ground game and terrible takedown defense like me?
Erick Silva is coming off of a KO loss at the very ‘brick-like’ hands of Korean import,Dong Hyun Kim. While Demian Maia just notched his first loss at welterweight at the hands of Jake Shields on the same night.This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM