Friday, June 10, 2011

It's back to basics for Demian Maia, who expects grappling-heavy UFC 131 fight

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - In the early days of mixed martial arts, it was easy to lump fighters into categories such as "wrestler," "striker" or "submission fighter."

As the sport has evolved, so too have the fighters, and anyone competing at the highest level of MMA has to boast a well-rounded game.

That said, jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia believes it's important to remember where you started. He's a grappler at heart, and so is his next opponent, Mark Munoz. So when the two collide at Saturday night's UFC 131 event, expect a grappling-heavy affair.


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