I wasn’t going to bother mentioning that Jason MacDonald and Demian Maia have been slated to fight eachother at UFC 87. I tried … I really did. But there was nothing really interesting to say about it until now. Here’s a quote from Jason MacDonald:
He’s a very high-level jiu-jitsu fighter, a five-time champion in fact. I’ve got a lot of respect for what he’s done in the jiu-jitsu world. But I think we’ve seen time and time again that good mixed martial artists have been able to defeat high-level jiu-jitsu guys. Take even the other night in London, where Kevin Burns, in his first UFC fight, was able to get a triangle choke on Roan Carneiro, who is a high-level black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Maia is not like B.J. Penn who is great in jiu-jitsu but also dominant in all other facets. He is still fairly new to the MMA side of things so I’m hoping to go out there and put on a strong mixed martial arts fight and do much like what Nate Marquardt did to Dean Lister.
The funny thing about this is that Jason MacDonald isn’t that hot of a mixed martial artist himself. Okay, to clarify: he’s got some really solid jiu jitsu but holy shit does his standup ever suck 10,000 dicks. So to say he’s better rounded than Demian Maia just seems retarded – I was actually gonna call this fight “Attack of the Clones” since both of them had the same strengths and weaknesses. Jason’s camp needs to slap him around and ship him off to Fairtex or something before he runs into someone like Rich Franklin again and gets pounded harder than Belladonna gets it in a gangbang.