Saturday, July 6, 2013

Then & Now: Demian Maia, BJJ World Champion to MMA Fighter

It's been a real testament to his progression to watch Demian Maia go from a nearly pure BJJ fighter in mixed martial arts to becoming so well-rounded he straight up out-wrestled Jon Fitch and completely shut down his game. It was dazzling to watch someone out-Fitch Jon Fitch.

That being said, it's been years in the making and one of the more interesting facets of BJJ and other combat sports crossing over into MMA is watching their success (and failures) as fighters. We have this strange pool of guys with various skills for fighting (wrestling, striking, kickboxing, boxing-not-as-much, Jiu-Jitsu) and we watch them attempt to become well-rounded fighters.


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