Being inspired by fellow BJJ artists and UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie, Demian decided to take up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as his main art form. *Maia:* I think a lot about what we've learned as athletes as far as mindset and mental strength. But in October of 2019 much of that came to a halt when Maia went to the hospital on a trip to New York City with stomach pains. Celebrity Details, Body Statistics & More ... Demian Maia: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Jasmine Thompson: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Yao Ming: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Rhea Perlman: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Aja Naomi King: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Trevor Ariza: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements. While he was well-known in most MMA circles, Dominick Reyes put his name in neon lights in his title fight against Jon Jones. What was it like for you writing it?Maia: Alex and I were really excited about this process because pretty immediately we noticed the similarities between the stories that we tell on the ice in our process there with collaboration and our communication with what we were able to transfer to this book. He is a 4th degree black belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Since then, Antonina is a respectable 2-1 in the Octagon and is coming off a Fight of the Night win over Lucie Pudilova, and Valentina has developed into one of the most dominant champions on the roster.

His older brother, Alex made his UFC debut on short notice and up a weightclass to fight Mike Perry. One can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. (It) definitely helped me through that whole uncertain process.

*Alex Shibutani:* I think it was all about being the best brother and the best teammate that I could possibly be, (while) understanding that there was no way for me to relate directly to what she was going through. They’ve stepped away from competitive skating (though not retired – more on that below), travelled the world, written their new book, collaborated for a web show and continued to document their travails on their social media platforms, including their time touring with Stars on Ice – in both the U.S. and Japan.

If you any have tips or corrections, please send them our way. In 2014, in a match against Rory McDonald, Demian lost the match by unanimous decision but secured his first Fight of the Night Award. Our coaches and it's been interesting to track some of the changes that we've seen over the past couple of years. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Zuffa LLC), SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: (R-L) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is congratulated by his brother Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira after he defeated Sam Alvey during the UFC Fight Night event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In his later fights with Ed Herman and Jason MacDonald, Demian defeated both of them into submission. Bronze medallists at PyeongChang 2018, the American ice dancing siblings just released their first book last month, less than a year after a health scare for Maia. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC), Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro (by marriage), MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Tyson Pedro and Tai Tuivasa pose for a photo during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. OC: How did tools from skating help you in the illness process, if at all? OC: What have you enjoyed the most about stepping back from competition? Demian Maia was born in the Year of the Serpent. So I think that like everyone, they've had the chance to just take a moment, be grateful, first of all, for health, for everyone that's doing work to keep everyone else safe, but then figure out a way that they can get back into training safely and on the timeline that they need to right now.