Demian Maia is still hoping to fight one more time in the UFC. Maia is currently on a two-fight losing streak following a knockout defeat to Gilbert Burns in March last year which was followed by a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 in June. The performance...
The MMA Hour with Tyson Fury, Kevin Holland, Cory Sandhagen, Derek Brunson, Dan Hooker, and Demian Maia
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Monday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. 1 p.m. ET: I look back at a busy weekend in combat sports with Bellator 267 and UFC Vegas 38.
Demian Maia believes that Khabib Nurmagomedov can be considered the best MMA fighter of all time. Nurmagomedov’s legacy is sealed. He dominated the UFC Lightweight division and retired with a perfect pro MMA record of 29-0. He also retired as the UFC Lightweight Champion. During a chat with Mike Swick...
Not everybody was a fan of transgender woman Alanna McLaughlin winning her pro MMA debut. The 38 year-old transgender fighter would experience some heavy adversity in round 1, but would come back to get the job done in round 2, submitting her opponent at Combate Global. This wasn’t without controversy however.
Much has been made about transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin, and now Demian Maia is throwing in his two cents. McLaughlin has sparked a debate within the MMA community. She defeated Celine Provost via second-round submission at a Combate Americas event. McLaughlin was born a man and had served in the U.S. Special Forces as a soldier prior to transitioning.
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Demian Maia says “it’s absurd for you to put a person who was born a man to fight a woman.”. Alana McLaughlin won her fight for Combate Global last weekend, which ignited a whole slew of controversy in the MMA space because she is a transgender fighter who was born a man. The MMA community dealt with this issue once in the past with Fallon Fox, but now that McLaughlin is competing as well, there are more fighters who say they don’t agree with it, including former UFC champion Michael Bisping, who had some choice words to say.
Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC, PFL, Dana White’s Contender Series and “The Ultimate Fighter” live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. After 33 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (22 wins, 11 losses) and...
Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera have been long standing fan favorites on the UFC roster. Now it appears that they may no longer be a part of the promotion, after they reportedly fought out their contracts. It has not been an easy road for either Maia or Rivera in their...
The UFC has officially parted ways with three more fighters including multi-time title challenger Demian Maia following the end of his recent contract. Former bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera and Christian Aguilera have also been removed from the UFC roster. The news about Maia’s exit doesn’t come as a surprise after...
Despite being removed from the rankings after his contract with the UFC recently expired, Demian Maia wants one more fight in the Octagon. Maia lost a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 in June, and after the fight, UFC president Dana White hinted it would likely be the 43-year-old Brazilian’s last fight in the UFC. However, Maia said that he was hoping the UFC would give him one more fight, and he called upon fellow legends such as Nate Diaz for his final farewell fight. Ultimately, it appears as though the UFC has made the decision to sever ties with Maia following his recent contract expiration. However, Maia tells MMAFighting.com he is still hopeful that he will get one last fight in the Octagon, and ideally that fight would take place in Brazil.
The UFC parted ways with Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera after both fighters recently completed their contracts with the promotion, an official confirmed to MMA Junkie's John Morgan on Monday. Maia, 43, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 in June. He dropped to...
After losing to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263, the ever-popular Demian Maia heard UFC President Dana White say “that’s probably it” as far as his tenure in the Octagon is concerned. However, Maia doesn’t want to call it a career just yet. The 43-year-old told MMA Fighting that he wants...
It’s looking less and less likely that Maia will be getting that final farewell UFC bout he’s been looking for. The former world champion grappler and multiple time title contender recently revealed that he was aiming for a bout against Donald Cerrone or one of the Diaz brothers as one last bout in his UFC (and likely MMA) career.
It appears that two long-time UFC veterans are officially no longer with the promotion. John Morgan of MMA Junkie confirmed today with promotional officials that Demian Maia (28-11) and Jimmie Rivera (23-5) are no longer with the promotion. Per Morgan, both guys fought out their UFC contracts and the promotion...
Demian Maia is not ready to call it a career in MMA just yet. A veteran of 33 octagon appearances with wins over the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit, Ben Askren, Jon Fitch and Chael Sonnen, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace completed his contract with the UFC after a loss to Belal Muhammad in June.
As Ryan Hall continues his own climb up the featherweight ranks as one of the UFC’s top grapplers, he can’t help but pay homage to those who came before him. Of course, the UFC was founded in large part as a way to expose the world to Brazilian jiu-jitsu by way of the famed Gracie family but that tradition hasn’t stopped as the sport of mixed martial arts has continued to evolve and grow over the past 30 plus years.