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.