Demian Maia Releases Statement, Says “Head” is “Held High” Following Loss to Colby Covington
By FCF Staff
Following his decision loss to Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119, Demian Maia is reporting his “head” is “held high”, despite the clear cut defeat.
Maia cut Covington early on with some nicely timed left hands, but for the remainder of the bout, he was unable to take the welterweight down and was outstruck on the feet. Since then, Maia released the statement below (translation via MMA Fighting):
“I would like to thank everyone’s support in one more step in my path,” Maia said. “The big lesson in sports is knowing that competing always brings lessons, and we have to be grateful in victory and in defeat for the learning. I did my best, made a few mistakes and got a little excited, which might have hampered the execution of my strategy, but that doesn’t take the merit away from my opponent, who deserved the victory, and I leave with my head held high, knowing that I have done the best I could, and I move forward onto the next step of the journey. Thank you all!”
The loss to Covington followed Maia’s decision defeat to champion Tyron Woodley in July.