Demian Maia

Dana White on Demian Maia after UFC 263: ‘I think that was his last fight’

" GLENDALE, Ariz. – Demian Maia may have competed in his final UFC fight. After Maia (28-11 MMA, 22-11 UFC) lost to Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision on the UFC 263 main card Saturday, promotion president Dana White opened up on the longtime contender’s fighting future, which will likely...

Twitter Mailbag: Should Nate Diaz get next title shot if he beats Leon Edwards at UFC 263?

" Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers: Should Nate Diaz be next in line for a welterweight title shot if he defeats Leon Edwards at UFC 263? What is...

Demian Maia admits UFC 263 could be his final fight – though he’s hoping for at least one more

" 21PHOENIX – After 14 years in the UFC, Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Demian Maia knows his days as a fighter are coming to an end. In fact, that run could close as early as Saturday night. “I’m near the end, and it could be the last fight,” Maia told...

Demian Maia expresses renewed interest in Diego Sanchez retirement fight

Demian Maia still wants to share the octagon with Diego Sanchez. With one fight remaining on his UFC contract, and a heavy lean toward retiring from the sport afterward, Maia (28-10 MMA, 22-10 UFC) is once again floating the idea of a matchup with Sanchez (30-12 MMA, 19-12 UFC)....

The 10 winningest fighters in UFC history

With UFC on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, MMA Junkie takes a look at the 10 winningest fighters in the history of the organization. Of note, all fighters included in this column fight at light heavyweight or below and have promotional debuts ranging from September 1999 to February...

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 28: Too soon to give up on Kevin Lee?

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brasilia, Brazil? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Behind closed doors It was definitely a different experience watching an event without crowd, but at the same time it wasn’t, really. The only difference...

UFC on ESPN+ 28 pre-event facts: Demian Maia can tie all-time wins record

The UFC travels to Brazil for the 37th time in company history on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 28. It’s the third stop in Brasilia, as the event takes place at Ginasio Nilson Nelson with a 12-fight lineup set to stream on ESPN+. A pair of surging lightweight contenders...

Gilbert Burns sees himself dominating Demian Maia: ‘It’s a high-risk fight for him’

Gilbert Burns thinks Demian Maia is making a mistake by taking a fight against him. Burns (17-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) faces Maia (28-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC), this Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 28 co-main event in an intriguing style matchup between two of the most accomplished grapplers in...

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