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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Demian Maia talks about his win over MacDonald

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With three submissions in three bouts in UFC, Demian Maia now is 7-0 in MMA, but in his las fight he had more trouble to finish Jason MacDonald. For the first time ever, Demian needed three rounds to beat his opponent, but it’s not bad at all. Speaking to TATAME.com, the BJJ black belt chat about his last fight, the training with Wanderlei Silva and Rafael Alejarra, the plans for the extra money with the best submission of the night and his next fight in UFC. Check below the complete interview with Demian Maia.


What are your thoughts about your fight against Jason MacDonald?

I liked it a lot, it was a three round fight for the first time. I felt more expert, knew how to manage a position on the right time and it was very important to me.

Were you worried some time in the fight?

Actually, I got worried. He’s one of the top guys in my division, I read on an American magazine that he was a Top 5, but I was only thinking about fighting because the submission would come. I wanted to control the position and submit. And it was the best submission of the night. The fight was one of the best, it was cool.

Do you have plans for this extra money?

Man, I do... I’ll start to build my house and was looking for a money to buy a flat to my mother, and I’ll invest my money in training. I’ll pay my coaches and travel to Las Vegas , to train with Wanderlei Silva too.

What’s the importance of training with Rafael Alejarra and Wanderlei Silva to help you to win?

I trained with Alejarra for a long time, more than two months in Vegas, and then we came to to train here too. Wanderlei helped me a lot too, and Alejarra is great, put me in shape for the fight, he’s the best physical professional… Wanderlei spoke a lot with me about technical stuff, his experience in MMA, helped me a lot.

Do you know when you’ll fight again?

Man, they said about fighting again this year. I prefer to fight in December, because in January is more difficult for me, to find sparrings… I believe I fight again in December.

What did you thought about the other fights of the night?

Excellent, it was a great event. GSP was amazing, man, one of the best fights… I liked Brock Lesnar’s fight too, and I liked Kenny Florian against Roger Huerta, I like Florian a lot, he has a great style and is really nice.

Is there anyone you like to face?


No, nobody in special… I wanna fight to be the champion, and wanna face whoever stays on my way.

Anderson Silva now faces Patrick Cote at December… Do you believe with one more victory you’ll get a title shot?

Sincerely, I believe I’m getting more experience yet... I can even fight him, but I don’t know if it’s the right moment to do it. I think I’ll have more fights, but let’s wait. I’m be ready by the time they want.
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He's fighting again in '08? Awesome, another great display of grappling for us.
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His fight was my fave of the night.

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Demian is a badass, and seems like a class act. Great fighter to get behind.
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Whatever magazine said that MacDonald is a top 5 middleweight is on something. Anyways I can't wait to see Maia back also, how about against Dean Lister?

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Whatever magazine said that MacDonald is a top 5 middleweight is on something. Anyways I can't wait to see Maia back also, how about against Dean Lister?
I'd rather see him fight someone with more name recognition, maybe the winner of Leben-Bisping?
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I'd rather see him fight someone with more name recognition, maybe the winner of Leben-Bisping?
Isn't that happening in October? I doubt they'd make the loser fight in December again.

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I'd rather see him fight someone with more name recognition, maybe the winner of Leben-Bisping?
If he wants to fight in december I don't know if the winner of Leben/Bisping will be ready, what about Ed Herman if he gets by Alan Belcher at the next UFN?

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Isn't that happening in October? I doubt they'd make the loser fight in December again.
I said the winner though. Bisping has done that before (he fought at UFC 83 and 85, less than two months apart).

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If he wants to fight in december I don't know if the winner of Leben/Bisping will be ready, what about Ed Herman if he gets by Alan Belcher at the next UFN?
He fought Ed Herman at UFC 83.
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