Demian Maia talks Silva vs. Sonnen, says Chris Weidman is "the real deal"Posted on January 24, 2012, 03:59 PM by Joey Santosus
Top Middleweight contender Demian Maia, who will face Chris Weidman at UFC on Fox 2, discusses his opponent, as well as his place in the 185-pound division. Maia says that he believes Weidman is "the real deal," and explains that, though he would like a rematch with Anderson Silva, he feels Chael Sonnen currently has the best chance of defeating the champ. Photo: MMAWeekly
"It's good that (Weidman) is not afraid, because you know what? I'm not afraid either. I trust in my jiu-jitsu skills. I know anything can happen, but I have more expereince, I fought in jiu-jitsu for many years, and I train with the best guys. So, I know that's my advantage in the fight. ... I think now days, the fans are much more educated about the fighters, and they know how tough people are. Bisping has a great name, he's a tough guy, but Weidman, people don't know him so well, but they know he's the real deal, he's really tough. So, I think it's pretty much going to put me in the same spot if I can win this fight."
Further Reading: Fighter Profile: Chris "All-American" Weidman