by on April 17, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Demian Maia sees Saturdays UFC Fight Night bout against Carlos Condit as part of his path to a shot at the welterweight title. Yanni Gourde Jersey.Maia, ranked third in the division, believes that if he beats Condit in the main event in Vancouver, the status as the No. 1 contender will go to either him or Stephen Thompson.First of all, I need to win this Saturday. Its not an easy test. Its probably one of the hardest tests in the welterweight division for me, said Maia, who is 23-6 and has won five in a row.His last loss was to Canadian Rory MacDonald more than two years ago. Its been more than a year since the 38-year-old Maia last fought for five rounds. He earned a unanimous decision over Ryan LaFlare on March 21, 2015.The 32-year-old Condit has gone the full five rounds in three of his last seven fights.Of course, its always a concern, said Maia. If you fight five rounds standing up, its different if you fight five rounds grappling. You spend much more energy when you grapple. Even in the grappling game . he knows how to save energy, also. He keeps going all the time. Plus, I think the most important, its not just about the cardio. His mind is like -- he never gives up. Thats the hard thing. Its not the cardio. Its his mind.Condit (30-9) enters this fight having lost three times in his last five bouts and he had even hinted at retirement prior to this event. He has been successful in Vancouver, coming back in the final round to defeat MacDonald with a late TKO at UFC 115 in 2010.I always get a vibe fighting in a place and Ive got good vibes fighting here. I love the city and going out and putting on a performance like I did that night ... I set the bar high, said Condit. Ryan Callahan Jersey . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. Cheap Lightning Jerseys Authentic . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. Alabama Preview CapsuleEds: Should stand. With: BKC--Alabama PreviewBy The Associated Press=AlabamaLast season: 18-15, lost in first round of the NIT.Nickname: Crimson Tide.Coach: Avery Johnson.Conference: SEC.Whos gone: G Retin Obasohan, G Arthur Edwards.Whos back: Shannon Hale. Junior forward is the top returning scorer after averaging 10.8 points in less than 25 minutes per game; G Dazon Ingram Is back after his freshman season ended early with a broken left foot; F Jimmie Taylor led team in blocked shots.Whos new: G/F Nick King. Former top recruit who played two seasons at Memphis. Tyler Johnson Jersey. . G ArMond Davis. One of top junior college recruits and strong outside shooter.The Skinny: Alabama hasnt made it to the NCAA Tournament since 2012. Should be better on the boards with addition of graduate transfer Bola Olaniyan and Ingrams return, but must replace teams leading scorer in Obasohan.---Online:AP College Basketball: NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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