Demian Maia Wants Next Fight To Be In Brazil At UFC: Rio
UFC Middleweight Demian Maia is the latest Brazilian fighter to seek a bout on the August UFC card that will take place in Rio de Janeiro and talked to Tatame.com about the card and his desire to throw down in front of his home country:
"I'm waiting... I'd like to fight in Brazil in August, it's what I want the most, but there's nothing confirmed. My manager is talking to the guys there. I can't say much, I've fought MMA few times in Brazil and for me it'd be, like the Americans say, priceless. Everybody wants me to fight, but the division is a little bit messed up, the matchmaking, but I can't complain. I've fought four times last year and the most important thing is not to lose the rhythm. I won't lack fights. UFC has 260 athletes after its fusion with WEC, so it'll be crazy to match these fights to fill all cards."