Wednesday’s welterweight headliner between Demian Maia (-275) and Jake Shields (+235) doesn’t necessarily need the sweat of a bet. They’re two of the best 170-pound grapplers in the world, in a cage or on a tatami mat. Maia has entrenched himself as a top-10 fighter in the division and Shields is probably one of the 10 most accomplished welterweights in the sport’s history. This is enough for many, yet an ever-fickle MMA public is never above complaints and doomsaying . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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