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Old 11-17-2008, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Demian Maia TATAME interview

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For the fourth time fighting in UFC, Demian Maia showed why hes considered one of the best BJJ fighters in the whole event, and remains undefeated after another submission victory, now against Nate Quarry at UFC 91. With ten victories and no losses, Demian spoke to TATAME about the great victory, challenging Michael Bisping, the possibility to be the The Ultimate Fighter 9 coach and analyzed the other bouts of the night.



Hows the celebration after another great victory at UFC?




Its cool, but its already past now. Im heading back to Brazil now. Everything is great, and now Im just thinking about going back to Brazil. Im here at United States for more than a month and Im desperate to go back home.



What did you think about the fight against Quarry?



Its one more on my way to my objective, be the best of this category. Thanks God the work is great, Im teaching less Jiu-Jitsu classes and Im each day more professional. I always trained a lot, but Im teaching less now, with a athlete life. Since my last fight with Jason (MacDonald) Ive developed a lot my striking and my weaknesses, do my Jiu-Jitsu and I think everything will go right.



For the first time you won at UFC and didnt get the submission of the night bonus



Yes, but Dana White also gave me an extra bonus for that (laughs)



After the fight you said you wanted to face Michael Bisping. Do you think itd be a good fight to grow at UFC?



I do. Hes with a great popularity, is a good guy to fight now and I think itd be a great fight. It doesnt mean Id win, but he fought great guys and always made god fights, and I believe itd be a good fight to my career. I need this, I need good fights and I believe the time has come.



How do you think would be a fight between you?




Hes a stand-up guy, doesnt like to fight on the ground, but hes not easy. I always think the same, hell try to stand, avoid the ground, and Ill try to put him down and do my Jiu-Jitsu, trying to submit.



We heard some rumors about you being the next TUF coach. Did someone spoke with you about that?



Commented that, and I think itd be great. Its the best thing for the fighter in the US. Id accepted it, besides being away from fighting for a long time. And I think Bisping will be one of the coaches



What did you think about the other fights at UFC 91?



I think Rafael (dos Anjos) fought really well, but he was got on the third round and it was a pretty sad Napo (Gonzaga) fought really well, and always when hes well I like his fights. And Randy (Couture)I like him, Robert Drysdale trains with him there and Comprido with Brock Lesnar, its pretty funny, both from my team, but I think Randy would take that. That guy (Lesnar) is really good, heavy, and hes definitely a tough fight for everybody.

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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