Former welterweight title challenger, Demian Maia is tired of waiting around for a fight. On a two-fight skid, with losses to champion Tyron Woodley and contender Colby Covington, Maia can’t wait to get back in the Octagon to begin a new winning streak.
As he explained to Combate, even his wife wants to see him back in action, as his last fight was in October 2017.
“Has it really been that long? Just yesterday my wife told me I didn’t even look like a fighter anymore. I don’t even spend time in the house, I do a lot of stuff. Unlike other fighters, I have 300 different businesses. I want to go back. I’ve been training for a while and I want to come back. My coach has been talking to the UFC, but there’s nothing certain yet. The weight class is quite convoluted now, there’s not a title fight on the horizon or anything. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Although Demian did not ask for any specific names for his next fight, he did share some fighters that he admires inside the Octagon.
“There’s some guys in my weight class who I really admire. It’s hard to say, but guys likeDonald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler have been around since forever, just like me. It doesn’t matter who I fight next, the only important thing is to win. That’s what I have to pursue.”
Demian Maia dropped decision losses to Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington in his last two outings. His latest win came in May 2017, when he defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision.