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UFC Quick Quote: Demian Maia continues to lobby for Michael Bisping fight

"He’s with a great popularity, is a good guy to fight now and I think it’d be a great fight. It doesn’t mean I’d win, but he fought great guys and always made god fights, and I believe it’d be a good fight to my career. I need this, I need good fights and I believe the time has come.... He’s a stand-up guy, doesn’t like to fight on the ground, but he’s not easy. I always think the same, he’ll try to stand, avoid the ground, and I’ll try to put him down and do my Jiu-Jitsu, trying to submit."

-- Undefeated middleweight contender Demian Maia continues to talk about a possible fight against Michael Bisping with The accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt called out "The Count" after he stopped Nate Quarry in less than three minutes via rear naked choke at UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" over the weekend. He has also already accepted the position opposite Bisping on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) if UFC President Dana White offers it to him. The only problem is that Maia would be unable to represent the "U.S." in the "U.S. vs. U.K."-themed show. Unless, of course, that format, which White has called "dumb" is scrapped between now and the end of January when production on TUF 9 is set to commence.

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