Jorge Santiago: I can submit Demian Maia

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guilherme Cruz How are your training for the fight going?

Jorge Santiago: Right after the fight was over (against Brian Stann), I took some time off and started training it step by step. I’m still not playing his game, I’m just doing a strong basic preparation. I hope to do a great fight with him. Demian wants to show his striking, so I’ll enjoy trading punches with him too.

GC: Do you believe he’ll want to bang with you?

JS: I don’t know. For what I could tell about his last fight, he really likes striking, but he’s strongest point is his Jiu-Jitsu. If we must strike, let’s do it.

GC: What are your thoughts about his Jiu-Jitsu?

JS: He has an excellent ground game. I’ve watched his fights for a long time, he has a good ground game, but mine ain’t any worst. I still haven’t had the chance to show it in MMA, but I can fight him on the floor. My ground game is focused in MMA, I don’t only work on the guard, use it to sweep… If you are not careful, I’ll get you and you’ll tap out.

GC: You’re not afraid of Demian while on the floor?

DM: No… If he makes a mistake, I’ll submit him.

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