Of all the UFC fighters, Demian Maia is the last person you would imagine getting into a street fight. The 44-year-old is as calm as you like but even a person like him was encountered with a deadly attack in his time in Sweden.
Demian Maia made an appearance on Inteligencia Ltda. Podcast. In the podcast, the Brazilian fighter spoke about his horrifying street fight experience. In Sweden, the fighter had an encounter with a local gang who initiated a fight that ended up very badly for the fighter. He was ganged up by many members and eventually stabbed.
“I’m in the corner of the club, having my beer, wine, but not drinking too much. They turn on the light around 2 AM to shut the club. Since I was friends with the security guard, I thought I will wait till they clear up their job, and then I will move out,” said Maia. “When I stood up, there were some guys from that gang there and saw me. They knew I was a guy from the outside since it is a very small time. And the guy came at me to push me.”
“I overreacted because of my knee injury. When he came to put his hand on me, I threw an elbow at him. In his face. The elbow was so hard he landed on his own leg. I was like ‘God please help me, I hope I didn’t kill this guy.’ I got punched in the head because he was with other guys.”
Demian Maia was stabbed in the stomach in this ugly confrontation
After getting punched and rounded up by the gang members. Demian Maia decided to step back and measure the situation. “So I took 1, 2 punches and I step back to measure the distance. But things are very fast. So I set up a guard and I thought ‘Okay, I am going to fight the guys. The security will arrive shortly, and I know who they are so they will break up the fight.”
“Suddenly I see a small guy coming up beside me quietly. He came and hit me in the belly. The guy didn’t hit me in the belly, he stabbed me, and I know it right away. Because these guys don’t know how to fight. He would never hit you in the belly, he’ll hit the head. As soon as it hit down here, I felt a knock and they ran away,” said Demian Maia on the podcast.
“I still didn’t know if I was stabbed. I just felt the knock, but I was suspicious. When the guys ran away, I did it here. I looked over quickly and my shirt was soaked in blood.” What a crazy story. Street fights are not one to mess around. If an elite fighter like Demian Maia ended up getting stabbed, you would never know how bad it would turn out for a normal man without fight training. Check out the clip with English subtitles, watch the video down below: