Demian Maia Confident He Could Sell More PPVs Than Stephen Thompson

Demian Maia talks about his upcoming fight with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211, Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson 2, why he's hasn't received a title shot and more.


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Author Richard Harrow ( ago)
Much respect to Maia. He is very deserving of a title shot. But Woodley will beat him, which is fine since I want Woodley to remain champion for a long time.

Author Robert Chamberlin ( ago)
Banker ran ufc sucks

Author Robert Chamberlin ( ago)
Dana ill take the $200,000 in pennies thank you.

Author datDANK ( ago)

Author Shade 45 ( ago)
Demian maia is the most underrated fighter in the world , Y'all need to start respecting Maia

Author Ray A ( ago)
UFC 211 "The Purist Card"

Author Tryhard Justice ( ago)
Maia is very entertaining imo. The guy just dominates. He doesn't just sit on top like wrestlers. He actually goes for the submission

Author 2 legit 2 quit ( ago)
i doubt GSP wants romero if he beats bisping, so he might fight woodly? that means maia is going to hav to wait longer for title shot.

Author drew jenn ( ago)
Maia doesn't bring that sexy flair and swagger that the sport seems to be drifting towards. He's a quiet humble athlete with talent to burn. The ufc doesn't want to see him as champion, because they're more concerned with ppv sales. I feel bad that he keeps getting jerked around by the scoundrels, but have no doubt that he will rule 170 until he retires. This is a scary thought for the ufc brass, which is why they're trying one more desperate, but clever move to try and pick him off and send him reeling to the end of the line. Message to Masvidal... Dude, sometimes its better to let sleeping dogs lie.

Author Jimmy Jay ( ago)

Author Seanzo ( ago)
Maybe in Brazil where they don't buy PPV lol

Author Samuel Cox ( ago)
He's the dominant grappler but c'mon not a big draw...

Author Mr-Boss ( ago)
Woodley vs Maia wont be better than Maia vs Silva!

Author Jose G. Pizano ( ago)
I have a feeling masvidal going to knock him out

Author Alvarez Metal Works ( ago)
I have to agree with him at this point.

Author Hi Hater ( ago)
no demian

Author Patrick Aatz ( ago)
Much respect to Maia as a fighter, but he really shouldn't talk about selling anything. He owns the record for the lowest rated FOX card ever when he headlined with Carlos Condit last August. Stop it.

Author Tupac Amaru ( ago)
maia should be marketed on Animal planet, Discovery channel etc , as the most dangerous ananconda

Author George Havenhand ( ago)
In Brazil, yes

Author Coolworldleaderguy ( ago)
Demian seems like a simple, humble man, which I really respect. What a real martial artist is traditionally supposed to be. I agree with Masvidal though that the UFC really is just using him to get rid of Maia.

Author sXeJerichoHolic ( ago)
>39 years old

Author D_C16 ( ago)
Maia is great at what he does but c'mon no one would really pay to watch him.

Author Santiago León ( ago)
Maia is super talented. the thing is he doesn't have a personality and his style is not particularly interesting to the average viewer. this guy can't sell any ppvs

Author Ricky VanDusen ( ago)
Maia vs diaz thats the fight. But lets be honest diaz dont wanna fight. All talk

Author Ricky VanDusen ( ago)
Ariel forgets hes a hardcore fan. Casuals dont want to see maias fights. Its boring to them. Also gracie was subing ppl 2x his size. Maia doesn't bring that novelty.

Author Edo P. ( ago)
NOW he could sell more than Woodley AND Wonderboy put together haha.....that fight sucked rotten balls bruh

Author Ricky VanDusen ( ago)
Are all "fighters" getting stupid? Diaz bros woodly champs picking and choosing fights. Ufc is such a joke.Maia couldn't sell ppvs to his family.

Author Redview ( ago)
khabib vs Tony can sell more ppv so ufc make it happen.

Author Mugshot Marley ( ago)
I respect Maia, but I had to chuckle when he said that Woodley/Thompson fight was boring. Demian "The Human Blanket" Maia.

Author Michael Lee Ack ( ago)
Maia is the real champ of 170

Author Mugshot Marley ( ago)
After Woodley/Thompson 2, I think my retired, alcholoic neighbor could sell more tickets than Wonderboy/Woodley.

Author North 6ix ( ago)
Hobbie Lawler

Author Nah-Bruh Chill-Cause You're Stupid ( ago)
He means Woodley lol

Author P0ETICsin ( ago)
There's a high probability Maia won't take much damage in his upcoming fight and be fresh to welcome Woodley.Post fight interview statement to Dana white making it clear he's next for the tittle can help .

Author Honda and Hobbie ( ago)
Respect me or be choked to death - Demian "dark walker" Maia

Author Monsta Moment ( ago)
I'm tuning in to see Damian fight. The jiu jitsu community is huge nowadays. They should market Damian to the Jiu Jitsu community and the word will spread to the general market.

Author Joe Blanco ( ago)
Uh no you can't.

Author Ever B ( ago)
that Brazilian blanket can't even bring in viewers to a fight night much less to ppv im a real mma fan but I've never seen a more boring one dementional fighter

Author Robert Martin ( ago)
I disagree with him being able to sell more then wonderboy.

Author MrLesPaul1 ( ago)
To be fair my dead Gran could probably sell more PPV's than Wonderboy.

Author Dejan Srdić ( ago)
Is this a joke?

Author The Alchemist ( ago)
Bet the house on Masvidal, easiest money you'll ever make.

Author Bruce Lee ( ago)
Maia is a beast but let's be real here Wonderboy is way more popular than him. Hope he gets the tittle shot he would beat Woodley easy

Author Gauthier Lebaron ( ago)
damn i just got the revelation , just wait till tyroon lost his belt against maia and have him and wonderboy make 1 or two fight before meet again no belt on the table but the one who win get a shot a the belt this is the only scenario where i can see them make a good fight , if not i would better die the relost 25 five minutes f my life watching a boring match like that .

Author AlexElseyMMA ( ago)
Hope Damian gets a title shot soon. Him vs Woodley is a fun match up (queue race card comments in 3,2,1....)

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