Maia Plans To Finish UFC Contract

Even though he suffered his third straight loss, Demian Maia is still determined to finish out his UFC contract.

Maia, who lost the first fight of his new deal, to Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC Fight Night 129 on Saturday night is still willing to fight.

“I still have three fights under my contract,” Maia said through an interpreter, following his unanimous decision loss.

“I want to do those three fights. It was short notice for this fight; I only prepared for three weeks. And actually my last three fights were against wrestlers. My game plan is to take the fighters down, so it was tough fights. But I still have the will to finish my contract.”

Maia accepted the UFC Fight Night 129 main-event spot as a replacement for injured Santiago Ponzinibbio, and will not be deterred from his goal.

“I’m focusing on finishing my contract,” Maia said. “Those last three fights and break those records for me.

Original Interview: MMA Junkie

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