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  • a year ago
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FORTALEZA, Brazil – When Demian Maia entered the sport of MMA, he brought with him true world-class submission skills. As time went on, the world-champion grappler seemed to move away from those core skills. That's not going to be the case anymore. read news >>

  • 5 years ago
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A source close to the camp of UFC middleweight contender Demian Maia has informed Cage Potato that the Brazilian is expected to be offered the next middleweight title shot against the winner of the Anderson Silva/Thales Leites bout (in other words, Silva) late this summer. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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Undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare aims for an early 2015 fight with former middleweight and welterweight contender Demian Maia. Ryan LaFlare is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the UFC, with wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Ben Alloway, Court McGee, and John Howard. An injury prevented him from facing Gunnar Nelson back in July, and it ultimately sidelined him for the rest of 2014. In an interview with MMA Fighting, LaFlare expressed interest in taking on Demian Maia once the New Yorker is cleared to c read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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Ryan LaFlare is on the comeback trail. The undefeated welterweight told MMAFighting.com recently that he is hoping to resume his UFC career in March following his second right ACL surgery. "I'm doing everything except sparring and wrestling," he said. "I see the doctor in January and hopefully [I'll] get the great light. "I feel great though." While he won't be offered a fight until he is medically cleared (or close to), LaFlare already has an opponent in mind: Demian Maia. Maia was recently med read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Tell us you didn't see this one coming from 10 miles away ... Remember when it was "pretty impossible" to deny Rory MacDonald the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title shot and that it would "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" take place in Canada? We do, mainly because company president Dana White made the now-hollow guarantee just two months ago moments after "Red King" (not a typo -- he has a new nickname, remember!) scored a third round (technical) knockout victo read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Less than two months after he was promised the next UFC welterweight title shot in his native Canada, it appears now that Rory MacDonald won’t get the next crack at the gold.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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All signs point to a Lawler vs. Hendricks trilogy following news that Rory MacDonald won't be getting the next crack at the belt. Perhaps the real loser of the incredibly close rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was actually Rory MacDonald. Lawler eked out a split decision to become the UFC's welterweight champion, but the decision was controversial enough that the thought of a rubber match between the two men did run through Dana White's head. Rory MacDonald was supposed to be th read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Approximately two months ago, UFC President Dana White said that Rory MacDonald was the logical No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Sorry, Rory MacDonald, but you're going to have to wait. The UFC welterweight contender was recently told by UFC brass that he will not get the next shot at the 170-pound title, according to "UFC Tonight." read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Does former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks deserve an immediate trilogy fight against the man who lifted his title by the slimmest of margins at UFC 181, Robbie Lawler? Or should the UFC move forward with its original plan to give Rory MacDonald the next title shot? Those are the questions upon which the entire welterweight division will hinge in 2015 (Okay, and also whether former champion Georges St-Pierre returns). Proponents of an immediate Hendricks rematch note that after 10 rou read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown isn't boarding the Conor McGregor hype train any time soon, saying it is clear as day Frankie Edgar should get the next title shot at 145 pounds. Of course, "The Immortal" used a little more colorful language when expressing his opinion on The Great MMA Debate podcast Tuesday (transcription per Bloody Elbow). I can't even believe this is an argument. What the f--k has Conor done compared to what Frankie's done? Frankie deserves it. Period...I don't hate that read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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UFC welterweight competitor Matt Brown explains who he believes deserves the next title fight in the 145-pound division. Although Frankie Edgar looked phenomenal in his main event match-up against Cub Swanson, hardly any fans or pundits anticipated the victory would warrant a title shot ahead of the potentially lucrative encounter between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. Coming into the fight against a touted striker and potential title challenger, Edgar dominated the majority of the match-up and d read news >>

  • a month ago
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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Demian Maia returned to the win column in May, but had to pull out of a fight with Mike Pyle due to a series of injuries. In Uberlandia, Brazil to help Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 56, Maia spoke to MMAFighting.com about his recovery, his trips to the hospital, when he expects to be back in the Octagon and his desire to rematch Canadian sensation Rory MacDonald. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC Welterweight competitor Rick Story details his potential path to a UFC title shot. read news >>

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