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TUF 12 Finale: Demian Maia ready for the gangly Kendall Grove




"I didn't know that he asked for this fight! This is the first time I have heard that. But I think its normal [to ask for certain opponents] if you think a guy is a good fight for you. ... He is a very specific opponent because he is so tall. He is the tallest guy in my weight division. So it's a different kind of approach. He is very complete, he is good at everything. He can stand and go to the ground - although everyone that I have fought lately has been like that, so its nothing different apart from his height. Stand-up for me is something I am always going to use to take the fight to the ground but you never know, one day I may knock somebody out."

Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia may be at a disadvantage in the height department but he's been fighting well-round mixed martial artists as of late and he's ready for what Kendall Grove is bringing to the table. After submitting his first five opponents in the UFC, Maia has gone to the judges scorecards for his last two wins. Will tonight (Dec. 4) mark the beginning of a new submission streak for the former middleweight title contender? Can he grab one of "Da Spyder's" limbs and take it home with him? Sound off, Maniacs.

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