Demian Maia says fighting in UFC is ‘like having a near-death experience'
The number three ranked welterweight contender said the stress of competing in the sport offered athletes a unique learning experience during a revealing interview on BBC 5 Live this week.
“I get to know myself very deeply,” he told host Mark Chapman.
“It’s like when people have near-death experience, something that will change your life.”
“We have that experience every four months. That’s a lot of self-knowledge that you get.”
“Maybe guys who surf big waves or do parachute jumps will get the same [feeling] but it’s a blast for me to have this very intense experience three times a year.”... read more
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