Demian Maia dominated Lyman Good in a familiar way over the weekend.
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— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) February 3, 2019
“Rationally, I know I’ve lost to the top three in the division,” he said. “But ultimately, not winning is pretty bad. It had never happened in my life. I had only lost twice in a row and only twice in my career. But I was able to deal with this situation because of the maturity I have today.”
The Brazilian is nearing the end of his current UFC contract and whether Maia only fights twice more and then retires from MMA will be determined in time. He’s one of the best grapplers the sport has ever seen and still looks superb in his 40s, but the Brazilian admitted that his future in the sport is murky.
“I have two more fights on (my UFC) contract,” he said after his win. “I would like to fight at the next event in Brazil to keep up, then one more, and then decide my life, whether I continue or stop.”
Lost to a much better person tonight and a legend of the sport @demianmaia thank you for sharing the @ufc octagon with me. I have work to do and looking forward to coming back better because of tonight! Brazil was good to me #UFCFortaleza
— Lyman Good (@lymangoodmma) February 3, 2019
Thanks Lyman, you are a great martial artist. I worked hard to get better everyday and compete with you. This is our life. Most important thing is the learning thru this journey https://t.co/m47c9dvkIE
— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) February 3, 2019
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