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Demian Maia went to social media to express his thoughts on this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 bout with Colby Covington.

After three rounds and 15 minutes of action in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Maia was dealt a decision defeat.

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“I want to thank everyone for their support, and support in one more step on this path,” Maia posted. “The great lesson of the sport is to know that competing always brings lessons, and we have to be thankful for victory and defeat for learning. I did my best, I made a few mistakes and I got a little moved, which may have hampered the execution of my strategy, but that does not detract from my opponent, who deserved the victory, and I hold my head high knowing that I have fulfilled my role as best I can, and I move on to the next step of the journey. Thank you all!”

Maia lost to Tyron Woodley for the UFC title earlier this year.