The UFC welterweight star Demian Maia is planning to part his way with the promotion and it turns out Nate Diaz could be his final opponent. Another name that has come forward is of Donald Cerrone.
Demian Maia wants Nate Diaz or Donald Cerrone as his opponent
The 43-year-old star was last witnessed in the octagon at UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 when he lost via a unanimous decision Belal Muhammad, who was rising up the ranks. Fedor Drops Khabib Retirement Bombshell
Maia recently spoke with AG Fight and revealed that he is now gearing up for his retirement fight and wants to face Diaz or Cerrone.
“I’m interested (in continuing). I would like to do one more fight, I had said that before. I had a surprise with Nate Diaz’s challenge after his fight, it’s a fight that interests me a lot, the other would be against (Donald) Cerrone, who is also about to end his career. It depends on the UFC wanting it, whether Nate really wants it. If Nate wants to, they do it, because he’s a guy who sells a lot. It ultimately depends on Dana. After my fight I sent a message to Dana talking about my desire to face Cerrone, also thanking me for everything I went through in the organization. (But) I still haven’t had an answer.”
We will have to see if his request to face either of the two fighters is granted.