Jake Shields Discusses Fighting Demian Maia in Brazil
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.09.2013
They fight tonight…
- Jake Shields recently spoke about fighting Demian Maia in Brazil. Here are the highlights…
On Fighting in Brazil: "I would rather have taken the fight in the U.S., but my job is to fight wherever I'm told to fight. This is a fight I liked, so I can't turn it down just because it's not where I want it to be. I've been through it so much. I think the Brazilians are a little louder and a little more hostile. They might yell a little bit and scream things like, 'You're going to die,' so that's not like Canada. But, ultimately, it's not going to make much of a difference."
On The Brazilian Fans: "The fans were all really respectful when I was running into them," Shields said. "I think, overall, I'll be treated good, but when they're in groups they'll probably be yelling, 'Die!' and whatnot. They get really into their sports."
On Fighting Demian Maia: "We're both going to want to go to the ground and submit each other, so it's going to be really exciting for me," Shields said. "Instead of training for someone trying to stay away and be anti-grappling, I get to train for someone trying to grapple with me. It's been a really fun and exciting training camp."