Rumors swirling about Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia in 2014
Two welterweights looking to get back on track could meet in
2014 as rumors are currently swirling about a potential matchup
pitting submission specialist Demian Maia against Rory MacDonald
sometime next year.
While there is no confirmation about the fight as of yet, UFC
Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday that there are talks
about the bout taking place although it’s far from official at this
Following a 3-0 start to his welterweight career that included
wins over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story and Jon Fitch, Demian Maia
finally felt the sting of defeat when he lost a close decision to
Jake Shields earlier this year in his home country of Brazil.
Meanwhile, MacDonald’s title hopes were snuffed out at UFC 167
when he was
split decision, marking his first loss after five straight
While the fight is just a rumor for now, a pairing between Maia
and MacDonald makes a lot of sense given both competitors ranking
in the top ten as well as the close nature of their respective
FOX Sports will have more information on this potential fight as
it becomes available.