Maia is the perfect litmus test

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  1. Epicness

    Epicness Brown Belt

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    For most fighters, Maia is a perfect opponent for showing whether or not you are elite or belong amongst the top 5. He shut down alot of guys looking to make their way to the title like Gunnar, Story, Masvidal, Condit, Magny, Brown, etc.

    Most, if not every guy who has beaten him has gone on to win or challenge for a belt:
    Weidman
    Rory
    Shields
    Woodley
    Marquardt
    Silva

    My only concern with this fight is him taking it on less than 1 months notice against a guy with great conditioning. He gassed hard in 3 round fights with Weidman and Colby and this is going to be 5 if im not mistaken.

    I hope Maia is able to sub Usman while he’s still fresh and not gas and get TKO’d so we don’t have to keep hearing this retarded “most ducked fighter in UFC history rhetoric”
     
  2. Fatback96

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    I hope Usman gets subbed.

    That would shut him up for a while.
     
  3. Kaiokenrye24

    Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    Bill Cosby use Kamaru usman fights to put people to sleep
     
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    Rdude92 Purple Belt

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    That's quite true..because that man never change. He fought Tyron the same way he did when he lost to Anderson Silva for the title match
     
  5. wolfss

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    I love Damiens bjj,and the way he powers over his apponents but if Usman wins I’ll be happy to see him ask for a higher ranked fighter.

    Stop ducking good wrestlers!
     
  6. Thepaintbucket

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    It's actually a pretty tough test. One slip up and you are getting choked out.
     
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    I watched Usman's last fight (Unfortunately) and his striking was horrible. He's basically going to have to wrestle Maia so we'll actually get to see how good his top control really is
     
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    Hopefully Kamaru makes top 5 in devastating fashion and eventually captures the title after TWood is done to shut up all the Cucks, Closet Racists,Manlets and Beta's
     
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    Demian Maia is a throwback to the old days,and he is a good ambassador for Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts in general.
     
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    Hope all you want, but we both know who's winning this fight:D
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    The most ducked fighter in human history is gonna destroy Maia


    Crazy that people are rooting against Usman because he's boring but are backing Maia...
    Because Maia is exciting, right?
    <puh-lease75>
     
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    Not no mo.
     
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  14. Paladin

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    Maia is such a stand up guy. I can’t say enough good things about the guy. Much respect
     
  15. Paladin

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    Maia is a great guy. Nothing against Usman, but it’s always heart warming to see Maia win. Maia is a legend and maybe the most respected guy in the UFC. Stand up guy.
     
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  16. iWas

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    If Usman tries to get the fight to the ground he goes to sleep fast. Chael had nothing against Maia when he tried to be offensive, the only time wrestling works against Maia is if you use it to keep the fight standing.
     
  17. Milord Sir Mangrinder

    Milord Sir Mangrinder Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!

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    I think Maia is at that stage of his career where he will be used to build up young fighters if he keeps going, guys breaking into the top 7 will be beating him but he would beat fighters below that.
     
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  18. LouisBolanos

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    Maia is the worst kind of prize fighter. Boring in the cage, respectful outside of it, never talks shit, never starts drama. The guy creates zero popcorn. I hope he loses and loses badly. Preferably via brutal KTFO so I can shoop his KO face. If guys like Tito acted like Maia the sport Literal sports killer.
     
  19. BrookinsFan

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    This will be an interesting clash. Maia isn't the type of guy to just jump in there for a paycheck, so he must think he has something for Usman.

    I like this better than the Ponzi fight, tbh
     
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  20. Epicness

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    While i mostly agree, to be fair Chael is probably one of the most submission-prone fighters in history....
     

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