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 performance](https://www.bjpenn…

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.