Forum Index > Community > MMA News Share Forum
Demian Maia: The gentleman black belt   [View Full Version]
MMAcca » Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM

The National Hockey League presents an annual award called the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. According to, the Lady Byng is an annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.

MMA is not a sport that offers accommodations for congeniality but if there was a Lady Byng Trophy in MMA, undefeated UFC Brazilian middleweight Demian Maia would be a leading contender.


burialchamber » Posted 11/13/08 1:16:00PM

Demian is as classy as they come. I have major respect for his talent and his character. He is for sure my favorite fighter.

Thanks for posting this.

1daveufc » Posted 12/28/08 12:59:00PM

Maia is class i think he will be champ in the not to distant furture.

Gipper » Posted 1/11/08 3:14:00PM

Posted by 1daveufc

Maia is class i think he will be champ in the not to distant furture.

i also think he will be champ one day. all the respect in the world from me.

urbman » Posted 8/29/07 9:08:00PM

He is a classy guy,thats what makes it hard to root against a fighter like him.

Jackelope » Posted 1/30/07 10:59:00AM

Dude's got skills, and he's making the right moves. I'd really like to see his standup and wrestling come along. Like I said, he's making the right moves. Not to mention he is VERY hard to dislike based on the fact that he's such a class act.

I don't quite rank him as high as everyone else does at this point, but I could see him climbing the ranks very quickly if he hones those other disciplines.

[View Full Version of this Page]