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Old 03-14-2012, 05:02 PM
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Default Maia to 170

A top ten level middleweight will be dropping down to 170lbs to try and wreak havoc on the best of the best at welterweight.

Multi-time grappling champion Demian Maia has made the decision to drop down to welterweight following his last fight against Chris Weidman at UFC on Fox 3.

Maia made the announcement via his Twitter account on Wednesday.

“Guy, now I’ll (be) moving down to 170lbs,” wrote Maia. “Next fight I’ll be a welterweight.”

Maia dropping down to welterweight happens after his time in the middleweight division was spattered between wins and losses.

Going 2-2 over his last four fights, Maia picked up victories over Jorge Santiago and Kendall Grove, while dropping fights to current top ten fighters Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman.

Now the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt will throw his hat into the ring of the welterweight division to see how he fares in a new home.

There’s been no word on when Maia will make his welterweight debut, but he’s expected to make a return later this year, most likely in the summer.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/demian-maia...o-welterweight
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:14 PM
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too one dimensional .. the top guys have him figured out .. even k1 maia won't be able to hang with the elite at ww
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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too one dimensional .. the top guys have him figured out .. even k1 maia won't be able to hang with the elite at ww
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:31 PM
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I think Mia is a pretty good Fighter I see him doing good at welterweight. He always looked pretty small for 185 IMO
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Hmmm..
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Maia in that order for me think he will upset a lot of people at that weight
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Maia in that order for me think he will upset a lot of people at that weight
I agree. You Forgot Ellemberger though.
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No he won't. This division will slaughter him. The wrestlers will.. Secondly the weight cut will make him more gassed than his last fight. I don't see him being remarkable in this divi.
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Maia has not evolved enough to be considered a logical threat in the welterweight division. He just hasn't I like the guy, but he needs to spice up his fight style.
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No he won't. This division will slaughter him. The wrestlers will.. Secondly the weight cut will make him more gassed than his last fight. I don't see him being remarkable in this divi.

For the record in his last fight I saw in an interview with Karyn Bryant how he was suffering a bad cold.

I think Its this one..

And the Wrestlers well he can Submit all of them.

His standup is getting better each time... Im not saying he is the future Champ but I see him hanging with all the top Dogs
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