Maia Breaks Silence Following Saturday Defeat, Plans To Keep Eyes Set On Big Career Goals

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Demian Maia is now on a three fight losing streak. With that in mind, the 40-year-old fighter has no intentions of retiring anytime soon.

Demian Maia first suffered a tough decision loss to reigning champion Tyron Woodley, before suffering a similar fate to Colby Covington. Most recently, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC Fight Night 129 over the weekend.

Maia first went to Instagram to offer a few respectful words to his victorious opponent.

“Congratulations to @USMAN84kg for the win. it was a great experience to compete against you. When I took the call 3 weeks ago, I knew it would be a very hard challenge and I’m proud to have come here and done it. You deserved the chance and Chile deserved a card. Best of luck.”

As reported by MMA Junkie, Demian Maia later revealed that he has three fights left on his contract. The fighter intends to finish out his contract in hopes of making UFC history.

“I still have three fights under my contract. 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 is only one victory away from tying former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s record for most total wins within the UFC.

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

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