Maia needs to be respected a lot more

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  1. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    too many people disrespecting him
    he's the ww/mw version of big nog
     
  2. Perrichet

    Perrichet Tinpot Belt

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    Don’t remember Nog being in so many stinkers and being so desperate begging opponents to go on the ground with him
     
  3. Philtard

    Philtard Brown Belt

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    Jitz guy is always gonna get shit. Especially after fights like the Woodley fight. He's awesome. But totally one dimensional.
     
  4. in the liver

    in the liver Robin Black Belt

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    he's brazillian and not a striker
    and mma fans are retarded


    its a perfect storm
     
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  5. Breaking

    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

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    Maia is the man on multiple levels.

    He’s a world champion in BJJ, he’s a great teacher, and he seems like an all-around good guy.

    But his fights are boring as fuck, 9 times out of ten.

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    But that tenth fight, tho...
     
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  6. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob Platinum Member

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    More like the WW/MW Ricardo Arona
     
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    SpiderCrawl Black Belt

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    When he’s good he’s great but when he’s bad it’s terrible.
     
  8. noizer

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    I have nothing against Maia and i think he is an excellent grappler and solid competitor but to compare him with one of the most successful and entertaining Heavyweights of all time is ridicilous imo.

    Big Nog was miles ahead when it comes to entertainment value and was the best HW at some point in time.

    Maia doesnt have a fan friendly style and neither has he ever been considerd the best at WW.
     
  9. TDD

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    Maia has only 1 ko loss, no subs.
     
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    Philtard Brown Belt

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    He's also that guy that will make the fight boring. IS THERE anyone as good as him on the ground? That's his forte, he's easily outstrikable and tries to take the fight where he can win it. IS what it is.
     
  11. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Off-Season Mode.

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    I'm not saying Maia should be immune to criticism, but he certainly tries harder than most of his opponents to do something.

    Maia is a dangerous fighter, containing him is a priority for fighters.
     
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    peterparker66 Black Belt

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    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Funny how Usman gets shit for being boring but Maia gets a pass. His last four fights have been boring.
     
  14. Kazzy

    Kazzy U.S. Space Force Cadet

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    They need to stop matching him up with grapplers so he can start RNCing fools again and retire on a good note
     
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    PeacePipe Life is short , be nice to eachother :)

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    He's a BJJ guy, are you expecting head kick knockouts? haha
     
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    Cause Usman talks shit and Maia doesn't
     
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  17. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Maia certainly does deserve tons of hespect. He's only been KO'd once, never subbed, fought for the belt in two weight classes...fucking Finched Finch ffs. Which was like the grappling version of what Holly did to Honda.

    We. Must. Not. Forget.

    Tyrun, Cody and Zzzman may have beat Maia, but they did it by following a game plan (pretty much the exact same one), to a tee. None of them came out looking impressive, at all. They avoided grappling with him like their life depended on it...that speaks volumes of the fear Maia's BJJ puts into his opponents.

    I wonder if...if Maia had gone to a camp like Kings MMA, years ago, developed a proper striking game, especially LEG KICKS, how about some knees, or elbows, etc. I wonder if he had a S&C guy like Nick Curson...and a manager that would stop him from fighting three identical opponents in a row, all on short notice.

    Still, hespect.
     
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  18. in the liver

    in the liver Robin Black Belt

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    I dont think maia gets a pass at all

    But in reality the objective in sport is to win

    The objective of strippers is to entertain
     
  19. TDD

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    I agree, imagine him faking a takedown and then just Knee the face or body, which might grant him a TD or a Opponent being rocked, this way you know its coming, but only wrestlers are able to neutralize him.
     
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  20. Homervanderjaz

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    Why didn’t he learn more wrestling which would help him get guys to the ground? The single leg clearly don’t always work...
     

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