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Demian Maia Happy With UFC 156 Victory Over Jon Fitch

February 4, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Demian Maia recently spoke about his UFC 156 victory over Jon Fitch. Here are the highlights…

On His Strategy Against Fitch: “The strategy was to do what I did – go and try to take him down and take his back,” Maia said. “Unfortunately, I was not able to submit him because he’s very tough. I just realized when I got inside the cage and got his back, I said, ‘OK, now let’s try to do what I did in my last fight.’ But it just didn’t work. We had an ‘A’ plan and a ‘B’ plan, and the ‘A’ plan is what I did.”

On The Victory: “I’m very happy because I won against one of the toughest guys in the division,” Maia said. “I just remember him losing to GSP and Johny Hendricks, and I was able to control him. Of course, I always like to submit (my opponents). I’ve been training a lot more jiu-jitsu nowadays to submit (my opponents) and give a good fight for the fans. But sometimes, it’s just impossible.”

On Wishing He’d Have Dropped to Welterweight Sooner:”Yeah, I think that sometimes,” he said. “But you can’t go back to the past. So I just think ahead.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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