One guy who wants to throw his hat in the cage as a possible opponent for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is Demian Maia. Maia quickly defeated Nate Quarry by submission at UFC 91. Maia believes he is prepared for the challenge.
“I feel ready for Anderson Silva,” said Maia. “I don’t want to say that I want to break his arm, but between us, I want to do that.”
While impressed with Maia’s performance, UFC President Dana White stopped short of naming him the number one contender.
“Joe Silva and I were talking about it,” said White, “I’d like to see Demian fight a few more times before Anderson Silva.”