What did Usman, Colby and Woodley do?

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  1. JustOnce

    JustOnce Brown Belt

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    It's hard to look good against Maia. It's really not easy to do that.

    Maia literally takes most guys down to the ground one way or the other, against high level wrestlers.

    I'm just not sure from laymen's eyes what these guys did that really shut Maia down like they did. Yeah, they were able to get underhooks from time to time, but for whatever reason after Maia got on their hips or leg, they were somehow someway able to shut Maia down.

    Enlighten me please.
     
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  2. leatherneck

    leatherneck Saudade Sehnsucht Weltschmerz

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    hes never been good at takedowns particularly- just relentless with that low-high single.

    hell, even Anderson had no problem keeoing it standing with him.

    any great wrestler who watched tape with good cardio could be coached to defend that in a few prac
     
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  3. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    All 3 are wrestlers who were able to control/negate his BJJ...

    Good wrestling is Maia's kryptonite..
     
  4. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    usman was based of being a complete freak. i mean maia shot in a couple times at the right time, even trying to kick out and trip up usmans legs but that dude looks like muscle personified. x-men level strength



    woodley and colby made sure maia never got a good hold of their legs. maia looks to get any part of him ontop,or underneath you. these guys never gave him that position

    has to be great wrestlin. maia has bested above average wrestlers and all around grapplers. jon fitch(great wrestler), condit, rick story(great wrestler),gunnar,dong hyun kim, la flare.
     
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  5. ookii

    ookii Black Belt

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    Crazy how Nate Marquardt was the only one to ever finish Maia and Woodley
     
  6. TheScorpionDude

    TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    They all refused to try and finish an older man while he was doing everything in his power to finish them.
     
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  7. RyuHayabusa

    RyuHayabusa Purple Belt

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    Maia's is old and grey
     
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  8. Mungoose

    Mungoose Kitty Whisperer

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    It was truly impressive. Maia should have had that man down at least twice. Usman is a cannonball.
     
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  9. Mungoose

    Mungoose Kitty Whisperer

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    The separation in the first round was infuriating.
     
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  10. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    maia is one of the strongest people WW has ever seen. he gets down even the strong guys like jon fitch and rick story.

    thats why i was like 8( )
     
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  11. Thepaintbucket

    Thepaintbucket Red Belt

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    Cause playing with fire can be dangerous. One bad move and you could be taking a nap. Why do you think GSP of all people kept the fight with Jake Shields standing?
     
  12. fightfan70

    fightfan70 Green Belt

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    my question is why were all 3 scared to hit the ground with maia?

    if they are so strong and have such stellar wrestling backrounds,

    why not try to finish the fight?

    seems they were all scared of the old man. ​
     
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  13. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

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    Can't blame them. Silva didn't try to finish Maia either. He actually ran for half the fight and hid behind the ref at one point.
     
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  14. Moretti

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    Maia took the Woodley and Usman fight on short notice

    Even still the 3 others did nothing against Maia except stop him from taking them down
     
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  15. TRUS8888

    TRUS8888 Yellow Belt

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    Is it good wrestling or just strength?

    I'm wondering if maias wins can really be attributed to his BJJ skill or just the fact that he cuts huge amounts of weight and comes into fights big and strong enough to muscle guys to the ground and overpower them.

    if he doesn't have this physical advantage he looks desperate and impotent.
     
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  16. sfblue

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    The only one I can't defend is Usman... Didn't he say awhile back he wanted to take out Maia and prove he's the top grappler? All he proved is he can stop his takedowns.
     
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    he proved he wanted nothing to do with maia on the ground.

    his game lacks confidence.

    he stuffed those takedowns like his life depended on it.
     
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  18. georgekillian

    georgekillian Purple Belt

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    Have you seen any of his fights at mw? The guy is legit and the idea that he wins fights by size alone is fucking stupid and sounds like it comes from someone brand new to the sport.
     
  19. OMGstreetfight

    OMGstreetfight I like money

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    Maia was unable to clear his Visa with Chile, so he got one of his 4 identical brothers to fill in for him. 2 of them are native chileans.
     
  20. Mungoose

    Mungoose Kitty Whisperer

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    His results speak volumes, but I’m not entirely convinced it’s his physical strength that allows him to do so. I think it’s a combination of things. Mainly his mastery of leverage and willingness to drag it down into a position that might not be ideal for most, knowing he can secure better positioning once on the mat.
     
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