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Demian Maia admits a series of mistakes cost him a big win over Mark Munoz

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by bignevt1

Former UFC middleweight title contender, Demian Maia has admitted that a series of tactical mistakes cost him a big win over powerhouse wrestler, Mark Munoz at UFC 131 earlier this month, revealing he should never have abandoned the striking game that had been so successful in the first round.

Speaking via Tatame Magazine, Maia said:

“I guess my first mistake was that my game plan of moving around a lot was working out and I changed it. I had the chance to knock him out on the first round, but I didn’t believe myself, I thought he was pretending to be hurt and, instead of keeping on doing it on the following rounds, I started trying to take him down on the second round. That was my first strategic mistake. The second one was to do something when I have agreed not to do it, which was to stand still and strike. I just had to move around, like I was doing on the first round and when it was working. I guess these two mistakes lead it to my defeat.”…  Read more

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