"I told everyone before it happened there was a big chance that’s how it would go. Chael is one of the toughest guys, he puts everyone down, knew it could happen. I respect Chael a lot, he’s very tough. He was working all the time in that fight, fought really hard and I respect him a lot for that.
I think Chael deserves a rematch with Anderson Silva first. After that, you never know. I’ll keep going, keep fighting, keep winning and when I get a chance for the title, I’ll be a better fighter".
— Demian Maia is in training for his next step in the ladder back to the top ranking. The BJJ expert faces off Mario Miranda at UFC 118. Maia, who defeated Chael Sonnen by submission, agrees the trash-talker deserves the instant rematch versus Anderson Silva. Will Ed Soares feel unhappy for such statement?