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UFC 170’s Demian Maia: ‘Experience beats typical fighters like Rory MacDonald’


“He has a good jiu-jitsu. That’s not his strongest weapon, but he’s the typical modern fighter. He knows how to do everything. He has a good jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai, and good wrestling. He’s the new generation. He’s an excellent athlete. He has many things to prove and I’m happy to fight him. I know that a win over him brings great rewards. I’m fighting for a long time, not only in MMA but also jiu-jitsu, so I expect that my experience will make the difference in this fight.”

In an interview with MMAFighing.com, UFC 170 fighter Demian Maia, touched on his edge in experience over Rory MacDonald.

The two top welterweights throw down this weekend from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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15 Comments to UFC 170’s Demian Maia: ‘Experience beats typical fighters like Rory MacDonald’

  1. magoo says:

    Not this time, your a wizard on the ground…. But I believe Rory’s gonna be to big,to strong and to fast for you. This kids gonna get back in the mix and start making some noise in the WW div, as as much as I like and respect Maia he’s gonna be the first to find this out! KO or TKO second rnd.

    • swaxbagga says:

      Well said, there doesnt seem to be a lot of rory supporters anymore but I think he is coming back very motivated this time around. I think he will play it safe for a bit but he is gonna turn aggressive again in this one.

    • bubbagum says:

      Rory will be the champ at 170…this year…

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        According to magoo, it will be Condit. You two will need to fight it out.

        Neither of these tools can beat Hendricks. GSP couldn’t.

        • magoo says:

          Lol….You never know,could be Rory VS Carlos for the title at some point this year, we haven’t seen the best Rorymac yet! By the way calling two top5 WW tools….. makes you look like the tool!
          Just sayin.

    • UFC 84 Forever says:

      Magoo hits it on the head again.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        you mean, you wish magoo could hit you on the head again!!..lmao. Are you too roommates??? Lol

        • UFC 84 Forever says:

          Nope we just share many opinions in the world of MMA.

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          lol….no kidding!! But admit it, you are the president of the magoo fan club aren’t you?? I think I am going to start a club called the anti-magoo fan club and I’ll be the president of that…

        • magoo says:

          You seem to know your stuff GW,and if you weren’t such a prick, some people might even agree with your views and opinions…nah wtf was I thinking…..lol

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Dude…that seems to be an honest assessment and I am a prick, but most people need to be pricked or cage rattled, etc. You though have taken my shit and handled it pretty well. I am not really interested in others opinion and whether they agree with me or not, if they do ok, if not ok. It’s all opinion. What I like is the fight or debate. Very few people on here are willing to debate their positions. As soon as I go prick on them, they get all butt hurt and lose. It’s weakness to me.

          You know, sometimes, I’m not actually being a prick but instead exhibiting smartass humor. I respect you though I don’t agree with you at all……or pretty much at all…..WTF? nope you suck!!!….lol. Peace!

    • Yavi says:

      Maia is bigger than Rory and just to throw it out there he threw chael sonnen with relative ease and his drop to welterweight has only made him stronger. I’m not knockin Rory the kids talented, but I just don’t think he’s quite ready for this version of Maia.

      • magoo says:

        I don’t know what weight Maia walks around at,but I do know Rory walks around between 190-200 lbs, he’s a huge WW. Rory’s gonna come out guns blazing the Rory of old is coming back.

      • swaxbagga says:

        Maia is definitely big at 170 as well as rory. I just think rory is gonn keep him away and pick him apart for a while until something connects hard and go in for the kill. That being said, if maia gets him where he wants, game over. He is a live dog. I just have a hard time seeing rory losing 2 in a row.

  2. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Boring HugnRub jitzer player, Maia got beat by another one against Shields. McDonald should pound him out and retire him for good. At least we can ALL hope so. There is nothing worse in mma than a boring hug-n-rub jitzer. Those guys are ruining mma.

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