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Demian Maia: 'Michael Bisping is a good fight for me'

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"I never have a strategy when I come into a fight. I see what happens and fight anywhere, standing, on the ground, wherever. I come to give the fans a good fight.... It’s up to Dana White and Joe Silva. There are many tough guys. Maybe Michael Bisping is a good fight for me."

Demian Maia talks about a possible match up with Michael Bisping moments after he finished Nate Quarry via first round submission (rear naked choke) at UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" last night. It was the fourth win for the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion inside the Octagon, all of which have come by way of submission. He is clearly ready to compete against the top in the division, including "The Count;" however, Bisping is slated to serve as coach on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Therefore, he will more than likely be tied up for most of early 2009 -- TUF 9 begins taping in February. Thales Leites, Nate Marquardt and the winner of the UFC 92 bout between Yushin Okami and Dean Lister are also some good possibilities. Let's see how this situation shakes out in the coming days and months.

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