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Maia's goal to retire with the most submissions in UFC history; do you think he will?

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  1. Helmut Zemo Purple Belt

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    He has 7 right now. Guys ahead of him:

    Royce Gracie - 11
    Frank Mir - 8
    Nate Diaz - 8

    Florian has 8, but one of them was submission due to punches. Lauzon also has 7.

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  2. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Nah, he won't make it there.

    If they give him the right opponents, it's possible.
     
  3. SKITZADACTYL Steel Belt

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    not if he keeps fighting top 10 guys
     
  4. UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    If he continues to fight high level guys honestly I don't think he will, submitting anyone in the top ten or top five is no easy task.
     
  5. Kalmah Snap Jitsu Belt

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    Probably not
     
  6. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    It would be cool to see, we'll have to wait and find out. Sometimes Maia seems content with winning by decision.
     
  7. Dart Feld Steel Belt

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    Depends on how much longer he plans on fighting. My gut says he retires with 10.
     
  8. blocnoir Brown Belt

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  9. Moral Victory Black Belt

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    They say he's a nice guy, who wants to do as little damage as possible to his opponents, so don't be surprised if all his future wins are by chokes.
     
  10. MayankSharma13 Orange Belt

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    If he can stay healthy as a gatekeeper then yes
     
  11. TheGrouch Shoulda died already

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    I'd be surprised if he breaks the record. Cool stat to follow tho.
     
  12. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    So he needs 5 more to get to 12. I think he's got a good shot, he's certainly in no position to get cut since he's on a 3 fight win streak. He wont sub everyone he fights but he's gonna need another 8-10 fights to do it
     
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    No way. He couldn't submit Yakovlev or LaFlare & he had mount on both several times. Incredibly frustrating to watch.
     
  14. SuperBadAzz Brown Belt

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    He could, but only if he continues fighting one dimensional strikers. Give him Thatch!
     
  15. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Love Maia but i think 25 year Charles Oliveira has something to say about that. Da Bronx is at 7 right now...

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  16. fullbodydenim Orange Belt

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    That calf slicer from Charles Oliveira is very impressive. Your right he may go down as the all time submission leader when its all said and done.
     
  17. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    I think it's possible. Charles has age on his side, plus i think he's much more aggressive with going for submissions vs Maia, who seems content at times just winning through control and not risking losing position.
     
  18. TheMadHatter Red Belt

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    I dont think so but he is only 4 wins away from tying the most in UFC history. I think that is a more realistic goal
     
  19. P4psilva Blue Belt

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    only if you can stop the take down or can defend on the ground.

    he beat up lower level fighters because they couldn't stop the take down
     
  20. Philharmonik Green Belt

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    Two more submissions to pass Frank Mir? I doubt it. Would be cool though if he did.
     

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