5 Opponents Who Could Welcome Demian Maia to the UFC Welterweight Division

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5 Opponents Who Could Welcome Demian Maia to the UFC Welterweight Division

Earlier today, Demian Maia tweeted the following:

Guys, now I ll moving down to 170 pounds. Next fight I ll be a welterw[ei]ght 

Maia has struggled recently, posting a 4-4 record over his last eight middleweight contests. The drop to welterweight should mitigate the size disadvantage he has faced against some larger opponents in the past, such as Anderson Silva and Mark Munoz.

Demian Maia's drop to welterweight creates a handful of intriguing matchup possibilities for the Brazilian native. The following are five of the most intriguing. 

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