Maia: I can submit Bisping

by Ray Hui | source: mmafighting.com
 

Demian Maia thinks he can be the first person to hand Michael Bisping a submission loss.

"He has a good submission defense but it doesn't matter," Maia recently told MMA Fighting. "I've fought guys before that have never been submitted before many times and I've submitted them. I know I have the chance to submit him."

It will also be his strategy when he meets Bisping at UFC on FOX 2 on Jan. 28. Maia acknowledges this fight against Bisping will be a great opportunity for him to showcase his jiu-jitsu skills again.

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NorthFromHere site profile image  

12/14/11 4:04 PM by NorthFromHere

Yes, that's the only possible explanation.

Shroom site profile image  

12/14/11 3:34 PM by Shroom

I see Bisping strike and biking his way to a decision if this is a 3 rounder. If it's a 5 rounder I see Bisping getting a TKO in the 4th or 5th. He obviously won't be laying down power shots but will just outwork Maia and have the better gas tank.

superCalo site profile image  

12/14/11 3:15 PM by superCalo

I don't recall any of that, maybe they got mixed up with a different fight ?

NorthFromHere site profile image  

12/14/11 3:09 PM by NorthFromHere

From MMAJunkie's UFC 109 PBP:" Maia kicks to the body and shoots in. Maia gets him to the floor""Maia gets a clinch and a quick trip, but Miller immediately pops back to his feet. ""Maia spins away and recovers, clinches and drags Miller to the floor""Maia resumes the takedown attack and works the fight to the ground."

bartatua site profile image  

12/14/11 2:40 PM by bartatua

maia will shock everyone with a ko

kingbisping site profile image  

12/14/11 2:33 PM by kingbisping

he can but he wont bisping will smash him standing maia's standup is dogshit even if it is greatly improved.

octowussy site profile image  

12/14/11 2:18 PM by octowussy

Remember when Mayhem took Bisping down?Dan Miller successfully completed his first takedown (one of two) of their fight.Akiyama didn't go for any takedowns. Neither did Rivera or Kang (who did have him mounted).So where does this mythical takedown defense come from?

Hate420 site profile image  

12/14/11 2:02 PM by Hate420

He wont be able to get Bisping down,this fight was made for B.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

12/14/11 1:00 AM by chaplinshouse

<blockquote>- Maia: I can submit Bisping</blockquote><br /><br />whoa whoa, slow down with the crazy trash talk Demian! haha. Talk about understatement <br />

KC007 site profile image  

12/13/11 11:46 PM by KC007

This will be a tough fight for both of them. Bisping seems hard to keep down, but every opponent Maia took down he was able to control.