It's not a stretch to say that MMA fans appreciate Fabio Maldonado and his style. The 34-year-old Brazilian light heavyweight comes to fight every time he steps into the octagon and almost every one of his bouts has been highly entertaining (despite only winning one fight of the night bonus). After starting his UFC career with a 1-3 record, Maldonado has totally turned it around and has now won three bouts in a row.
The latest win came over Gian Villante on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Natal, where the main event featured another light heavyweight picking up a big win - Dan Henderson. Maldonado wants a step up in competition next time out, and politely asked UFC president Dana White for a fight with the former Pride and Strikeforce champion next on twitter:
The fight doesn't make a lot of sense on paper, considering that Henderson (who knocked out Shogun Rua) is ranked as the number six contender at 205 while Maldonado is unranked. On the other hand, it'd probably be pretty damn entertaining. I doubt we'll see it, but I'd certainly tune in if it did come about.