Demian Maia is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist that has an estimated net worth of $840,000. At an early age, Demian Maia was trained in Judo and learned the basics in Kung Fu and Karate when he was a teen. His cousin introduced him to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and received his black belt from Fabio Gurgel. His cousin competed in the 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, and defeated combatants such as Rafael Lovato, Yushin Okami, and Tarsis Humphres. Additionally in 2007, he signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Maia has confronted several combatants including Ryan LaFlare, Rick Story, and Chael Sonnen. Maia won four times for Entry of the Night.