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Former Fighter Compares Demian Maia, Roger Gracie, & Buchecha: “The Best Is…”

Many athletes carry the title of “greatest of all time” in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with each athlete bringing something special of their own to the mats. For example, Roger...

UFC 297 Winner Says He Has “Khabib’s Wrestling & Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu”

UFC 297 witnessed a spectacular start with Jimmy Flick‘s impressive victory in the preliminary card, where he secured a submission win against Malcolm Gordon. Flick, a standout from Forza...

Charles do Bronx: “Demian Maia Had The Best Jiu-Jitsu In The UFC”

In the world of UFC, few names resonate with “Jiu-Jitsu” like Charles do Bronx and Demian Maia. Charles, a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and the record holder for the most submissions in UFC...

Demian Maia Shows A Vicious Body Triangle With Shoulder Lock Submission

A lot of submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are quite “hardcore”… However, some are more hardcore than others. Especially when used in combinations with other submission that are...

Demian Maia Shows A Cool Way To Take The Back In Jiu-Jitsu (From Butterfly Guard)

The Butterfly Guard is a super versatile guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, it’s so versatile that it’s useful not “just” for submission setups and sweeps – but also...

Demian Maia Talks BJJ For Self Defense: “There’s No Armbar If You Get Punched In The Jaw”

Does Jiu-Jitsu work in a street fight? Yeah, the age-old question… But does it, really? Well, Demian Maia – former UFC fighter and one of the best BJJ competitors of all time –...

[BREAKING] Georges St-Pierre vs Demian Maia Submission Grappling Match Announced

Several days ago, Georges St-Pierre announced that he is coming back to competition – in the form of a submission grappling match! Here is why he opted for submission grappling: First, I’m...

Demian Maia Feels Like A White Belt As A MMA Color Commentator: “We Did 1000 Fights [As Practice]”

Demian Maia, one of the greatest BJJ athletes to ever compete in MMA, has been working for some time as a UFC Fight Pass color commentator in Brazil. And he’s set on becoming as great in being...

Demian Maia Shows How To Take The Back From Half Mount

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant position...

Demian Maia Demonstrates A Cool Way To Take The Back (From Butterfly Guard)

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant...

Demian Maia Demonstrates The Best Rear Naked Choke Variation

The Rear Naked Choke is a true “king” of submissions. Applied from the back – the most dominant position – it leaves your opponents no options other than to tap out or go to...

Demian Maia Has a Nasty Shoulder Lock from Body Triangle

If there’s one thing that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes (be it in training or competition) are terrified of… It’s the Body Triangle. The situation when the opponent takes...

Demian Maia’s Nutrition Advice: “This Is The Question I Ask Myself Every Time Before I Eat”

Changing your nutrition is not a simple thing. Sure, you want to eat better, but the diet you’re currently on… It’s tasty. It’s addictive. And neither you nor your body want...

Demian Maia Shares The Best Training Method For Improving in BJJ

There’s a lot of things that you could do to improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… In fact, there is so many of them, that it’s easy to get lost. And that’s why it’s so...

Demian Maia Set for Grappling Match vs. UFC Welterweight Alex Oliveira

Demian Maia is one of the best grapplers to have ever walked the Earth, especially in the MMA scene. And now he’s returning back to competition, though not with a mixed martial arts fight....

Demian Maia: “Intermediate BJJ Students Need To Do These 4 Things”

It’s not easy to sustain progress on the mats once you become a more intermediate BJJ student. Rather, you now have to put in extra effort into your training, rather than just show up…...

Demian Maia: “Khabib Is The Best MMA Grappler Of All Time”

Demian Maia’s contract with the UFC came to an end last June, after his loss to Belal Muhammad. However, the 43 year-old BJJ black belt still trains with vigor; Maia puts in the work two times per...

Demian Maia Against Fights Involving Transgender Athletes in MMA: “I Think It’s Absurd”

On September 10, transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin won her MMA debut against Celine Provost. She won in the second round by submitting Provost by a rear naked choke. McLaughlin, in her past,...

Demian Maia: “I Really Want To Compete In Jiu-Jitsu Soon”

After being defeated by Belal Muhammad last June, Demian Maia’s contract with the UFC came to an end. Dana White made it clear that this was the athlete’s last fight for the organization....