"I really want to go out there and dominate Demian Maia. I've been reading some articles that he could be a force in the middleweight division. I just don't feel his overall mixed martial arts game is where his jiu-jitsu is. I had a talk with Ed Herman.... He said Maia just lulled him into the submission. He felt like he was having his way with Maia and thinking, 'This is too easy.' Then he got lackadaisical for a second and Maia pulled out a submission. That's the key to the fight. I just have to make sure I never let myself get into a vulnerable situation where he can get me. Or if I do, just be aware of the type of submissions he may try for. That's the strategy."
-- Jason MacDonald details his gameplan at Sportsnet.ca for his upcoming middleweight tilt with Demian Maia at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9. "The Athlete" feels that if he can avoid the submissions of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz then he'll likely have his hand raised at the end of the bout. Easier said than done.