Demian Maia Responds to Kamaru Usman’s Callout

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in sunny Sao Paolo Brazil with UFC Fight Night 100.

Over the course of the 12-fight card, we witnessed [a handful of truly impressive…

These days, fighters are often criticized for their reluctance to take advantage of the opportunity to issue callouts in the wake of big wins. This was not a problem for Usman. After a brief discussion of his performance with Octagon-side commentator Jon Anik, Usman attempted to earn himself a big step up in competition with a callout of the welterweight division’s third-ranked fighter, grappling wizard Demian Maia. Not only did he assure he could defeat Maia, he also promised that he’d stop him in the first round.