With Demian Maia facing off against Carlos Condit this weekend, I can't think of a better time to share the fourth part of BJJ Scout's excellent analysis of Maia's incomparable jiu-jitsu-for-MMA.
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"So Saturday night rolls around and I couldn't imagine there being any more anticipation in a room for something. And it was a cool anticipation too because ... one of the things I like about jiu-jitsu is, no one's going to get knocked the fuck out. Even if you get choked out, you know ... There's something about seeing a friend fight (that) gets real rough. We've been friends with MMA fighters ... knowing a guy and liking a guy and watching him get headkicked - it's hard to do. So it didn't have, the danger, that aspect to it. But it was all, it was all positive is what I'm trying to say. It was like, holy shit, it's all going down."
|EBI multi-event champ Gary Tonon (left), squaring off against Stephen Martinez at EBI5, is the posterboy for the new, submission-first, sport jiu-jitsu|
|If only Grandmaster Helio would have lived long enough to see this ...|
|You know your format works when you can get away with putting on Superfights between competitors who aren't even old enough to drive.|