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Old 10-20-2012, 05:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Maia would like Fitch or Diaz next

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Demian Maia is two for two at welterweight in the UFC, and his dominant win over Rick Story at UFC 153 has probably sent him rocketing up the rankings at 170. Besides being a great fighter, he's a classy guy and isn't exactly the type of guy to call anyone out. But he does know who he'd like to maybe face next - Jon Fitch or the currently-suspended Nick Diaz. Maia made the requests in an interview with Tatame (translated by, of all people, former BE writer Nick Thomas at the UG!)

"I think Nick Diaz and Jon Fitch that opponents would surely have much name this division and I would climb fast. The others, I think they are marked with struggles, but these two guys are certainly very tough and they would have proved much I climb in the division.

I think the two have much jiu-jitsu. Both with Nick as with Fitch. Both are good with that, just that I feel more focused on the Fitch's wrestling than with his jiu-jitsu, and Nick is a guy more with boxing than jiu-jitsu."

Both of those matchups sound amazing to me. I think Fitch would be the more likely of the two, considering that Diaz is probably a little above both Maia and Fitch on the totem pole right now (despite his suspension). I'd be happy with either though, or even a Fitch vs. Diaz fight next year.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like Maia. He ain't asking for easy fights.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Both these fights sound very interesting. I wouldn't mind seeing him get the loser of of Hebdricks vs Kampmann either.
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I'd pick him to beat Diaz but not Fitch. Diaz wouldn't be able to stuff the takedowns or get back to his feet. Fitch, on the otherhand, could and would even get takedowns of his own.
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Both good fights and both could be very close. He doesn't beat Fitch though.
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Fitch, on the otherhand, could and would even get takedowns of his own.
Ok, Fitch get his own take downs and... Ops, what now?




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I think Diaz's ground game vs. Maia's ground game could make for one fine bout.

I also wouldn't mind the Fitch match-up, especially if Jon were to keep up his new and improved approach to fighting.
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I think if Maia gets anyone on the ground, their BJJ isn't saving them, and I don't see Fitch being an exception. I'd be far more worried for Maia against Nick, because of Nick's superior stand-up.
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I'd pick him to submit Fitch, and I think Diaz would box him up to either a (T)KO or decision.
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I think if Maia gets anyone on the ground, their BJJ isn't saving them, and I don't see Fitch being an exception. I'd be far more worried for Maia against Nick, because of Nick's superior stand-up.
Here's the thing, Maia just took down Dong Hyun Kim, who has outstanding TDD, and Rick Story, who has very decent TDD, in the first minute or so of the first round. He should have no trouble Getting Nick on the ground (and Diaz being Diaz, he might actually want to try and roll with Maia.)

Jon Fitch is a different animal altogether. He won't want to grapple with Maia, and can probably keep it standing as long as he wants. So it'll come down to whose striking is less bad.

Maia might try to pull guard though, I don't think that would work out too well for him if he does.
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