According to a report on UFC Tonight, Demian Maia has real interest in a possible showdown with former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. Of course, Diaz “retired” following a recent loss to Georges St-Pierre.
The report indicated that Maia’s manager wants to get his fighter on the August 3 card slated for Rio. The two are currently ranked fifth and sixth by the UFC, but Diaz has stated he would only return to action to face either Anderson Silva or St-Pierre again.
Maia, a former contender to Silva’s UFC middleweight title, is undefeated since moving down to 170 pounds.