UFC 118 Preview: Demian Maia Says He's Comfortable Striking With Mario Miranda

"My training has been going well. It’s a little bit weird because I’m fighting 20 days earlier, but it’s okay, I’ll be prepared. I hope there’s no effect. It’s a bit stressful, but I’ll adapt."

"I saw some of (Mario Miranda's) fights, not too many though. I know he’s a good wrestler, has good Muay Thai, and he’s very tall."

"Whatever I need to win I’ll do. I think I’d be comfortable striking. I’m always looking to improve my striking. I now do half and half, grappling and stand-up. Before I did much more grappling, much more Jiu-Jitsu. Now I really am working on it. I know I need to keep my Jiu-Jitsu sharp, but I also need to get better with my stand-up."
-- Check out the full interview at fightersonlymagazine.co.uk.

Demian Maia (12-2) [Num. 6] vs. Mario Miranda (10-1) on the main card of UFC 118.

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