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Maia Knows The Title Will Be His One Day

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How a fighter reacts to a loss can sometimes define where he will go for the rest of his career. It seems it's even more amplified when a fighter is knocked out.That was the case for Demain Maia, who came into UFC 109 following a devastating knockout loss to Nate Marquardt in his last fight, but bounced back with a solid win over Dan Miller on Saturday night.

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Post #1   2/9/10 1:21:09PM   

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Keep working that wrestling and striking, and he will be champ one day!
I would love to see Jacare vs Maia in the UFC!

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Anderson's contract is almost up. He doesn't have a chance before then.

Post #3   2/9/10 6:27:27PM   

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He kind of moved down in ranking and Miller moved up in my eyes since it went to a decision and I expected a quick sub.

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Posted by machodog76

He kind of moved down in ranking and Miller moved up in my eyes since it went to a decision and I expected a quick sub.



I think that speaks more to Dan Miller's ground skills than to a weakness in Maia. Jacare didn't sub Mayhem either, but that doesn't mean that he and Maia aren't the two best submission fighters in MMA.

Maia is not and never will be a well-rounded fighter, but he is dangerous for anyone he faces and a legit contender.

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Maia is living in cuckoo land. Maybe if silva gets abducted by aliens, but maia's ground game isn't that incredibly overpowering that it can overcome silva's ground game and neutralise the massive lumps of leather flying for his face.
No maia, no...
Want the belt? Change weight

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nevermind, this article is like 2 months old. heh.

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Post #7   4/6/10 7:14:56PM