UFC welterweight submission artist, Demian Maia spoke to tatame.com.br about who he’d like to face next inside the octagon following back-to-back wins at 170 pounds, explaining fights against the likes of Jon Fitch and Nick Diaz would certainly put him in title contention.
“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.”
Maia has made a spectacular start to his welterweight career, scoring back-to-back wins against Dong Hyun Kim and Rick Story in 2012.
Nick Diaz is not eligible to compete in the Octagon until February 2013, due to suspension from the NSAC.
Jon Fitch, is fresh off a ‘fight of the night’ victory over Erick Silva, this past weekend at UFC 153.