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Source: Demian Maia to Get Next Middleweight Title Shot, Possibly in August

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.

There’s no official date set, but our source says Maia’s camp is expecting the bout to take place in late August, which would most likely put it at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore.  The middleweight title bout would certainly bolster a card that’s rumored to be headlined by Randy Couture returning home to the Pacific Northwest to take on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

If anybody’s earned a shot at the middleweight strap, it’s Maia.  The undefeated submissions wiz made Chael Sonnen look like a novice in his last bout, and his jiu-jitsu skills would offer a challenge that we haven’t yet seen Silva face during his run as UFC champion.

Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

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Jason Statham- August 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
i hope he can get the title
jason statham workout routine
Dubbayoo- May 29, 2009 at 12:30 am
If he can make 185, I say Canseco should fight Anderson...
bjj- March 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm
whats the matter with you people!!
okami took 3 rds to win over rory singer,kalib starns,alan belcher, jason mcdonald, and mike swick
lost to rich franklin whcih silva destroyed twice...
waste of PPV...
on the otherhand...
DM has the most dangerous jj in the ufc..defeated all his oponents submitting them...anderson has only been deafeted via submission...DM is the only guy in UFC that has a chance against anderson!
Irishwolfhound- March 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm
Glad to see Maia finally getting a shot, he's one of my favorite fighters, if not, then the number one for me. His attitude seems just real easy going and peaceful, very good contrast to most loudmouths in the ufc. And also i like what he describes as his personal favorite move "whatever finishes my opponent without hurting them."
Redmoose- March 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm
Its cool man, just relax. we're just trying to have an educated conversation here and your just sounding a little ridiculous and immature. Its ok, I think we'll give you another shot at being a man with the rest of us and acting your age. Thanks.
UFC fan- March 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm
sorry wasaaa and redmoose you will have to spell better, and use my nick correctly before you are able to "burn" anyone much less me, its so obvious you had to hide behind a fake me to tell the world of your gay love for each other, but take that shit else where we are talking real MMA, not that fake shit where in YOUR gay world Okami is a fighter, cause his jap ass isnt in this world, so go eat each others pussies, and go play in the street children.
Anonymous- March 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm
Leites, Maia, Okami, Bisping, Hendo, Marquart....DOESN'T MATTER. Silva will destroy anyone of these guys...face it, the UFC's middleweight division is garbage. The only matchups I'd like to see with Anderson are superfights with the champs of other divisions...1) Silva vs GSP at middleweight and 2) Silva vs. Rampage or Rashad Evans at LHW

Quasicholo- March 29, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Maia's Jiu Jitsu is the only thing on the planet as beautiful and frightening as Silva's striking. I can't wait for this.
Keyser Soze- March 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm
I think Silva will KO Maia and Leites in less that two minutes apiece. Maia's jiu jitsu, Leites's jiu jitsu... that's all anyone talks about. Big frikkin' deal. Travis Lutter's a bonafide black belt in jitsu as well, although not the greatest strategist. Look what happened on the ground in that fight. Same with Henderson. Do people think that getting Silva on the ground is the best way to beat him??? This is foolish.

Silva earned his black belt in Jiu Jitsu from legitimate coaches who just don't give away belts. He's earned his, and is very effective on the ground. He just also happens to be a top notch striker and muay thai practitioner. I think the only person who's 185 or under that stands a real chance at beating Silva is GSP (who walks around at 190+ normally). I also believe that there are very very few LHW's that could beat him as well, if any.

Maia's a single faceted fighter who can't strike his way out of a wet paper bag against a good fighter, and he's supposed to be dangerous to Silva? Get real. As for Leites... I just can't see how he would come out on top. Granted both fighters have a puncher's chance, neither one will have good odds come fight day.
Redmoose- March 29, 2009 at 2:44 am
Its ok 'UFC Fan'. just keep your mouth shut for the rest of your ignorant days. and leave CP and all the real mma fans alone. just get back on your Kurt Angle bandwagon and go jack off to WWE.
UFC FAN- March 29, 2009 at 2:42 am
Im sorry im such a moron guys. I just don't have alot of friends and my boyfriend hurt my brown star last night when all we had for lube was spray crisco.
Anonymous- March 29, 2009 at 12:50 am
Demian deserves a shot before this Leites nobody. Okami will be destroyed worse than Franklin.
cr_trinity- March 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm
Remember ladies, this is ALL CONJECTURE at the moment. CP trying to maintain an air of journalistic credibility, even though I don't know why, seeing as the bulk of it's audience are TUF- reared Grade schoolers anyway.
WASAAA- March 28, 2009 at 9:24 pm
UFC fan,
Shut the fuck up, you dumb tool. Okami has remained competitive in the division far longer than Maia has with his sole loss being to Rich Franklin (in a contested decision). Maia, on the other hand, hasn't even fought anyone in the top10 yet he's getting a title shot.
UFC fan- March 28, 2009 at 8:46 pm
Okami lost to Franklin who got dominated by Anderson, face it you okami fags, he can't even come close to being a threat to Anderson. You are just blowing yourselves.
portland mma- March 28, 2009 at 8:36 pm
Okami is a great fighter but I think Anderson would win by murder to avenge his DQ loss. I am not a big Chonan fan but his flying scissor heel hook win over Silva was one of the most beautiful/luckiest things i've ever seen in my life.
Jubbie- March 28, 2009 at 8:33 pm
While I'm glad to see this fight, I kinda wish it would've been later when Maia had established a stronger standup game. While anything can happen on the ground, I don't see it going there without some kind of mistake on Silva's part.

I feel bad for Okami but he had a chance to destroy Lister. It was a solid win but it should've ended with an exclamation point, which seems to be why the UFC is so reluctant to give him a title shot. I think a Marquardt/Okami fight with the winner facing the Silva/Maia fight would be a nice setup. I'm probably forgetting another contender here though.
Truth2Pwr- March 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm
Hey, here's a crazy thought! Why not have Maia and Okami fight to see who deserves the shot?

Zany, I know, but it just might work!
Anonymous- March 28, 2009 at 7:47 pm
My oddity of my reaction to this can be pretty much summed up in this clip:
nippletwist- March 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm
i would be very surprised to see any of these guys not get knocked out in a fight with anderson.
mexican arm bar- March 28, 2009 at 7:07 pm
i just wanna see anderson beat up bisping. god i hate that guy
Jay- March 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm
No matter what people are saying about Okami getting screwed I think Maia has earned his shot in the UFC. Yushin's time in the UFC hasn't been dominant, taking the last 3 of 4 fights to decision. Maia on the other hand has pretty much dominated his entire time in the UFC. I, for one, can't freaking wait for this.
Oops!- March 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm
Smart move. If Okami gets a shot they need him to get him more TV or PPV time. Part of the problem is Yushin Okami has to better sell himself as an exiting fighter or at least entertaining. Dan Miller is a good test to see if he can finally finish an Oppenent that fans can remeber ala Kalib Starnes beatdown.
Douchey McDoucherton- March 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm
would be great and I guess kinda ironic to see Maia beat Anderson into submission like he did to Herman but if Hendo beats Bisping he should have the next shot at Anderson
Douche Machine- March 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Hey, MMA FAN, you know what irony means? Obviously not. Reread your post and consider your invention of the word "ignorants", you dyslexic fucking douchebag.