Demian Maia Issues Statement On Decision Loss To Colby Covington

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Former two-time title contender Demian Maia is currently in a rough stretch in his pro-MMA (mixed-martial-arts) career.

He has now suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since 2014. Just hours after he lost a unanimous decision to Colby Covington in the co-main event of UFC Sao Paulo, which took place on took place on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil on FOX Sports 1, he issued a statement on his official Twitter account.

In the post, he gave props to Covington while admitting a few mistakes he has done in the welterweight bout. He also made it known that he is already looking forward to his next fights inside the Octagon.

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Maia’s (25-8) decision to drop from middleweight to welterweight in 2012 and since then, he has dropped to 10-4 at that weight.

After the fight, he went on record by making it known that he is considering to retire. It should be noted that Maia has one fight left on his deal with the UFC.

“I would like to thank everyone’s support in one more step in my path,” Maia wrote. “The big lesson in sports is knowing that competing always brings lessons, and we have to be grateful in victory and in defeat for the learning.

I did my best, made a few mistakes and got a little excited, which might have hampered the execution of my strategy, but that doesn’t take the merit away from my opponent, who deserved the victory, and I leave with my head held high, knowing that I have done the best I could, and I move forward onto the next step of the journey. Thank you all!”