Demian Maia Confident He Could Sell More PPVs Than Stephen Thompson

  • Added:  6 months ago
  • 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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Comments: 90

  • Richard Harrow
    Richard Harrow 6 months ago +1

    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.

  • Robert Chamberlin
    Robert Chamberlin 6 months ago

    Banker ran ufc sucks

  • Robert Chamberlin
    Robert Chamberlin 6 months ago

    Dana ill take the $200,000 in pennies thank you.

  • datDANK
    datDANK 6 months ago


  • Shade 45
    Shade 45 6 months ago

    Demian maia is the most underrated fighter in the world , Y'all need to start respecting Maia

    • Shade 45
      Shade 45 6 months ago

      Y'all gonna respect maia after he strangle Masvidal May 12

  • Ray A
    Ray A 6 months ago

    UFC 211 "The Purist Card"

  • Tryhard Justice
    Tryhard Justice 6 months 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

  • filthy george's ex girlfriend shaquisha

    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.

  • drew jenn
    drew jenn 6 months 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.

  • Jimmy Jay
    Jimmy Jay 6 months ago


  • Seanzo
    Seanzo 6 months ago

    Maybe in Brazil where they don't buy PPV lol

  • Samuel Cox
    Samuel Cox 6 months ago

    He's the dominant grappler but c'mon not a big draw...

    • Shade 45
      Shade 45 6 months ago

      big or not he fight to finish

  • Mr-Boss
    Mr-Boss 6 months ago

    Woodley vs Maia wont be better than Maia vs Silva!

  • Jose G. Pizano
    Jose G. Pizano 6 months ago +1

    I have a feeling masvidal going to knock him out

  • Alvarez Metal Works
    Alvarez Metal Works 6 months ago

    I have to agree with him at this point.

  • Hi Hater
    Hi Hater 6 months ago +1

    no demian

  • Patrick Aatz
    Patrick Aatz 6 months ago +1

    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.

  • Tupac Amaru
    Tupac Amaru 6 months ago

    maia should be marketed on Animal planet, Discovery channel etc , as the most dangerous ananconda

  • George Havenhand
    George Havenhand 6 months ago

    In Brazil, yes

  • Coolworldleaderguy
    Coolworldleaderguy 6 months ago +1

    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.

  • X
    X 6 months ago

    >39 years old

  • DC_16
    DC_16 6 months ago

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

  • Santiago León
    Santiago León 6 months ago +1

    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

  • Ricky VanDusen
    Ricky VanDusen 6 months ago +5

    Maia vs diaz thats the fight. But lets be honest diaz dont wanna fight. All talk

  • Ricky VanDusen
    Ricky VanDusen 6 months ago +3

    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.

    • Jason Barry
      Jason Barry 6 months ago

      Ricky VanDusen he could bring that novelty he Is a true jujitsu master take on all challengers however your are ignoring the fact that mma has evolved a lot since the gracie era. every weight class has well rounded top 5 ranked fighters.

    • Ray A
      Ray A 6 months ago

      Ricky VanDusen that's before big fellas knew what bjj was

  • Edo P.
    Edo P. 6 months ago

    NOW he could sell more than Woodley AND Wonderboy put together haha.....that fight sucked rotten balls bruh

  • Ricky VanDusen
    Ricky VanDusen 6 months ago +1

    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.

  • Redview
    Redview 6 months ago

    khabib vs Tony can sell more ppv so ufc make it happen.

  • Mugshot- Marley
    Mugshot- Marley 6 months ago +8

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

    • Jimmy Jay
      Jimmy Jay 6 months ago +8

      maia is WAYYYYY more exciting then both woodleys and thompsons fight

    • Altair Ibn La-Ahad
      Altair Ibn La-Ahad 6 months ago +8

      Mugshot Marley maia finishes his fights at least

    • Ricky VanDusen
      Ricky VanDusen 6 months ago +8

      Even maia is more entertainment than that 2nd fight

  • Mr Strong
    Mr Strong 6 months ago +7

    Maia is the real champ of 170

    • Jason Barry
      Jason Barry 6 months ago

      Michael Lee Ack wat about masvidal tho

  • Mugshot- Marley
    Mugshot- Marley 6 months ago +15

    After Woodley/Thompson 2, I think my retired, alcholoic neighbor could sell more tickets than Wonderboy/Woodley.

  • North 6ix
    North 6ix 6 months ago

    Hobbie Lawler

  • Nah-Bruh Chill-Cause You're Stupid

    He means Woodley lol

  • P0ETICsin
    P0ETICsin 6 months ago +3

    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 .

    • Belen Arredondo
      Belen Arredondo 6 months ago

      the math is: you love maia so much you must have a blowup doll of him with realistic anatomy. size matters

    • Shade 45
      Shade 45 6 months ago +3

      Maia is a small welterweight from Lightweight class , maia used to compete at Middleweight ! you do the math

    • MooN MaN Flo
      MooN MaN Flo 6 months ago

      The Alchemist masvidals wrestling is on a different level than condit. fact

    • George Havenhand
      George Havenhand 6 months ago +3

      The Alchemist hey bro I'm a Masvidal fan. If Maia can make Condit look like a white belt and end it in a round he can do that to Jorge too

  • Demian RNC Maia
    Demian RNC Maia 6 months ago +16

    Respect me or be choked to death - Demian "dark walker" Maia

  • Gabriel Toribio
    Gabriel Toribio 6 months ago +36

    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.

    • Ricky VanDusen
      Ricky VanDusen 6 months ago +36

      Lol shouldnt the jitsu community already know? Its not like he is new or like they are hiding him. Is this community 500 k strong ? Have they just not been paying attention? Hes boring to the casuals no personality. Maia doesn't sell ppvs

  • Joe Blanco
    Joe Blanco 6 months ago +3

    Uh no you can't.

  • Ever B
    Ever B 6 months ago +3

    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

    • Ricky VanDusen
      Ricky VanDusen 6 months ago

      Lol thats a great endorsement. His striking isnt that bad lol

    • Jonathan Blandino
      Jonathan Blandino 6 months ago

      Randy Marsh Off the top of my head Jon Fitch and Jake Shields are far worse and one dimentional. Mia's striking isnt that bad

    • Bigmac Williams
      Bigmac Williams 6 months ago +3

      Randy Marsh Not a real MMA fan then are you..

  • Robert Martin
    Robert Martin 6 months ago +3

    I disagree with him being able to sell more then wonderboy.

    • Shade 45
      Shade 45 6 months ago +3

      i Disagree with your grammar

  • MrLesPaul1
    MrLesPaul1 6 months ago +3

    To be fair my dead Gran could probably sell more PPV's than Wonderboy.

  • Dejan Srdić
    Dejan Srdić 6 months ago +3

    Is this a joke?

  • Geralt Of Rivia The Goat
    Geralt Of Rivia The Goat 6 months ago +38

    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

    • TollFree999
      TollFree999 6 months ago

      Wait, didn't we hear Wonderpointer would 'beat Woodley easy' too?

      Woodley actually has a wrestling pedigree, we all saw what happened when he had top position on Wonderpointer. He could actually stand a chance against Maia in grappling.....Wonderpointer on the other hand.

    • Belen Arredondo
      Belen Arredondo 6 months ago

      look! you did it on this one too! hahahahahahaha

    • Shade 45
      Shade 45 6 months ago +38

      Wonderboy is the one thats boring dude cruise for decision more than Dominick cruz ! Plus maia has more followers on twitter/FB

    • Seanzo
      Seanzo 6 months ago

      Awesome Guy And that doesn't translate to PPV buys when the country behind him doesn't have to pay for them.

  • zhod
    zhod 6 months 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 .

  • AlexElseyMMA
    AlexElseyMMA 6 months ago +18

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