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Old 04-17-2013, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Demian Maia interested in Nick Diaz fight next in Brazil

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Report: UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia interested in Nick Diaz fight next in Brazil
By Mike Bohn on Apr 17 2013, 12:00a @MikeBohnMMA 6

The management team of top UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia is interested in a fight with former 170-pound title challenger Nick Diaz, according to a recent report.


Even though Nick Diaz is allegedly retired -- unless he can get a rematch with Georges St. Pierre or a direct title shot against Anderson Silva -- top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contender Demian Maia wouldn't mind a crack at the Stockton, Calif., bad boy.

According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 16, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Brazilian submission wizard believes a showdown against the division's most recent No. 1 title challenger would be the best move for his mixed martial arts (MMA) career going forward given the current landscape of the 170-pound weight class.

Maia (18-4) is the world's No. 5-ranked welterweight and has been on a roll since dropping down from Middleweight in mid-2012. The 35-year-old was battling inconsistency at 185 pounds, but appears to have a renewed spirit 15 pounds lighter, having won three-straight fights in dominant fashion.

Diaz (26-9, 1 NC), meanwhile -- the world's No. 6-ranked welterweight -- has not had his recent fortunes go as well as the man who is calling him out. The 29-year-old has gone 1-2 since returning to the Octagon in 2011 and is coming off a five-round shellacking at the hands of Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158.

The former Strikeforce champion has been relatively quiet since the night of the fight (his legal counsel cannot say the same), and it's unknown at this time if he would be willing to entertain the idea of taking a fight.

If Maia and his team had their way, the fight would go down at the UFC's untitled pay-per-view (PPV) event (rumored to be UFC 163) that is scheduled to take on Aug. 3, 2013, which is set to be headlined by a Featherweight title showdown between Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nick Diaz is no longer a fighter.

He is the president of the Ultimate Lawyer Championship.
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He should set his eyes on Ellenberger since he is going to KO Rory.
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That would be a hell of a fight. Maia definitely has the wrestling to get it to the ground. It would be very interesting from there.
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Maia is looking for an easy win over a big name.
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Sorry Demian. Nick only wants to fight Anderson or GSP.
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That would be a hell of a fight. Maia definitely has the wrestling to get it to the ground. It would be very interesting from there.
Maia versus Diaz? That would be a squash match. Diaz would be absolutely mauled on the ground.
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Maia versus Diaz? That would be a squash match. Diaz would be absolutely mauled on the ground.
I agree. I'm not sure Maia would sub Diaz. But I do think Maia would dominate completely on the ground. Nicks BJJ isn't at that level.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Basically Demian Maia vs jon Fitch II. Nick's better on the ground than Jon, but his wrestling isn't as good.
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Did Diaz retire saying he'd only return for GSP or Anderson Silva?

I am confused.
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