Maia How do you think he would fare with GSP (now)

DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free
I do believe that Maia is the only threat now to GSP, he's the only guy that GSP can't lay and pray on and even the Jabbing expert that he possesses might not be a threat or as effective, since Maia's striking has vastly improved, even with size Maia seems bigger. What do you think?
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  • IdentityIdentity Posts: 7,019Free
    Maia used to be a can, what happened?
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free
    Yah, he's still a CAN and can be beaten by any WW especially with knock-out power but I do believe with GSP he is a threat, SAFE has no one-punch knock-out so I'm sure he can endure all the pity patty jabs or even the girly GnP(according to Diva not my word).
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  • Yesterdays_HeroYesterdays_Hero Posts: 23,651Free
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    Maia has no chance against GSP but he isn't a can. GSP's standup is far far far superior and he would easily be able to block any takedown attempts by Maia and if the fight did go to the ground (which it wouldn't) GSP would be on top and be able to avoid anything Maia throws up at him.
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free

    Maia has no chance against GSP but he isn't a can. GSP's standup is far far far superior and he would easily be able to block any takedown attempts by Maia and if the fight did go to the ground (which it wouldn't) GSP would be on top and be able to avoid anything Maia throws up at him.

    This is the reason I want to see this, both of our contention are speculation. You believe he can't TD Safe but I think Maia can take him down and leeched him the way he did to Fitch
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  • Yesterdays_HeroYesterdays_Hero Posts: 23,651Free
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    GSP is a better wrestler, athlete and overall fighter than Fitch. I don't think it's fair to compare the two in any way.

    Depending who Maia gets next we might see him fight for a title. No one's available right now but say they gave him Nick Diaz I think that's an insanely winnable fight for him and beating Nick would get him a title shot for sure.
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  • megamanmegaman Posts: 5,281Free
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    GSP is a better wrestler, athlete and overall fighter than Fitch. I don't think it's fair to compare the two in any way.

    Depending who Maia gets next we might see him fight for a title. No one's available right now but say they gave him Nick Diaz I think that's an insanely winnable fight for him and beating Nick would get him a title shot for sure.

    If GSP ends up fighting Hendricks, then the next in line will be the winner of Rory/Jake so I feel like Maia vs Woodley would be a good fight right now, since Tarec and Lawler are already fighting each other.

    Then the winners of Maia/Woodley, Tarec/Lawler fight to see who's the next in line.
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  • jdukjduk Posts: 8,293Free
    He would sub GSP in round4 or 5 when after he's gassed. Diaz could have done the same if he tried
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free
    I think Nick Diaz is harder fight for Maia compare with GSP, Nick boxing will maul Maia compare to GSP's no power punches but he defeats the DIVA I'm more than sure GSP will be an easy fight for him
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free
    jduk said:

    He would sub GSP in round4 or 5 when after he's gassed. Diaz could have done the same if he tried

    That's what I see too
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  • BruteDionBruteDion Posts: 10,499Free
    He's a legit threat and I think the only guy who can finish GSP

    Maia is slightly better then shields at striking and way better at BJJ
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  • PunchBagPunchBag Posts: 7,859Free
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    GSP is a better wrestler, athlete and overall fighter than Fitch. I don't think it's fair to compare the two in any way.


    Depending who Maia gets next we might see him fight for a title. No one's available right now but say they gave him Nick Diaz I think that's an insanely winnable fight for him and beating Nick would get him a title shot for sure.


    in that 3rd round agaisnt diaz i reckon diaz could have taken gsp down had he tried, gsp is on his way out first his cardio then it will be his timing. I think both hendricks and maia have a good chance
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free
    megaman said:

    GSP is a better wrestler, athlete and overall fighter than Fitch. I don't think it's fair to compare the two in any way.

    Depending who Maia gets next we might see him fight for a title. No one's available right now but say they gave him Nick Diaz I think that's an insanely winnable fight for him and beating Nick would get him a title shot for sure.

    If GSP ends up fighting Hendricks, then the next in line will be the winner of Rory/Jake so I feel like Maia vs Woodley would be a good fight right now, since Tarec and Lawler are already fighting each other.

    Then the winners of Maia/Woodley, Tarec/Lawler fight to see who's the next in line.
    Actually in my DREAM, I don't want Maia to go through with fighters with one punch knock-out and Woodley although its a long shot, don't know if he just got lucky with his previous fight but still he possesses it. I just see that he can endure any striking that GSP can give and he can LEECH him.

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  • Yesterdays_HeroYesterdays_Hero Posts: 23,651Free

    I think Nick Diaz is harder fight for Maia compare with GSP, Nick boxing will maul Maia compare to GSP's no power punches but he defeats the DIVA I'm more than sure GSP will be an easy fight for him

    Diaz has weak TDD and no footwork. Maia would be able to grab a hold of him and neutralize the standup of Nick especially if he takes it to the ground where his grappling is far above Nick's. He wouldn't have that privilege against GSP who is a better striker than Diaz and knows how to wrestle and utilize footwork.
  • Gabri1985Gabri1985 Manchester, England Posts: 7,695Free
    Gsp would win this pretty easy, his stand up is far better i mean baring a 10/20 second spell in the 3rd round he won the stand up with Diaz.

    Maia wouldn't be able to get this fight to the ground Imo so his best weapon wouldn't come into effect.
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free

    I think Nick Diaz is harder fight for Maia compare with GSP, Nick boxing will maul Maia compare to GSP's no power punches but he defeats the DIVA I'm more than sure GSP will be an easy fight for him

    Diaz has weak TDD and no footwork. Maia would be able to grab a hold of him and neutralize the standup of Nick especially if he takes it to the ground where his grappling is far above Nick's. He wouldn't have that privilege against GSP who is a better striker than Diaz and knows how to wrestle and utilize footwork.
    If that is so (re: Diaz) I'm more confident that Maia can TAKE gsp, Safe striking is so weak now that I'm sure he can get close even being hit several times. Maia will LEECH gsp the way he did Fitch and even if Safe ended on top on the ground he will be submitted.
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  • WarWestWarWest Órale VatoPosts: 33,826Free
    Maia wins by out striking GSP

    Just like Shields did because GSP was deathly scared of the takedown LoL
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    I think Nick Diaz is harder fight for Maia compare with GSP, Nick boxing will maul Maia compare to GSP's no power punches but he defeats the DIVA I'm more than sure GSP will be an easy fight for him

    Diaz has weak TDD and no footwork. Maia would be able to grab a hold of him and neutralize the standup of Nick especially if he takes it to the ground where his grappling is far above Nick's. He wouldn't have that privilege against GSP who is a better striker than Diaz and knows how to wrestle and utilize footwork.
    If that is so (re: Diaz) I'm more confident that Maia can TAKE gsp, Safe striking is so weak now that I'm sure he can get close even being hit several times. Maia will LEECH gsp the way he did Fitch and even if Safe ended on top on the ground he will be submitted.
    Maia would never make it passed GSP's jab.
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    jduk said:

    He would sub GSP in round4 or 5 when after he's gassed. Diaz could have done the same if he tried

    This. GSP ain't knocking him out. Once the championship rounds commence and that jab starts slowing down, Maia will find an opening. He showed great cardio in a complete grindfest against Fitch.
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free

    I think Nick Diaz is harder fight for Maia compare with GSP, Nick boxing will maul Maia compare to GSP's no power punches but he defeats the DIVA I'm more than sure GSP will be an easy fight for him

    Diaz has weak TDD and no footwork. Maia would be able to grab a hold of him and neutralize the standup of Nick especially if he takes it to the ground where his grappling is far above Nick's. He wouldn't have that privilege against GSP who is a better striker than Diaz and knows how to wrestle and utilize footwork.
    If that is so (re: Diaz) I'm more confident that Maia can TAKE gsp, Safe striking is so weak now that I'm sure he can get close even being hit several times. Maia will LEECH gsp the way he did Fitch and even if Safe ended on top on the ground he will be submitted.
    Maia would never make it passed GSP's jab.
    Actually, I'm sure Maia would just Bull Rush on gsp's jabs coz he knows it ain't knocking anyone out,
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  • Gabri1985Gabri1985 Manchester, England Posts: 7,695Free
    Gsp has stuffed much better wrestlers then Maia and out struck guys with much better stand up. Everyone said Diaz would beat gsp standing and that never happened.
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  • IdentityIdentity Posts: 7,019Free
    Maia gonna grind the grinder
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  • WarWestWarWest Órale VatoPosts: 33,826Free
    GSP got outstruck and outcardio'd by Shields

    Maia's striking is lightyears ahead of Shields
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  • Gabri1985Gabri1985 Manchester, England Posts: 7,695Free
    Diaz got out struck by gsp.
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    GSP would just stand there and feed him jabs all day long. this is the epitome of a boring fight, no thanks.
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  • DecisionGeorgeDecisionGeorge Posts: 73Free
    Gabri1985 said:

    Gsp has stuffed much better wrestlers then Maia and out struck guys with much better stand up. Everyone said Diaz would beat gsp standing and that never happened.

    I for one doesn't believe Diaz can beat GSP but the case about Maia is this, Gsp played on the weakness of striker with wrestling and vice versa for wrestler to strike with him but neither of this is applied with Maia, its not about out-striking or outwresstling so he'll be force to grind with him whether standing or on the ground and to add he can't take advantage of his size and strength
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  • GSP_over_SilvaGSP_over_Silva Posts: 12,185Free
    Maia via first round KO.
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    Maia would no doubt be the underdog. But I see nobody else challenging GSP after Hendricks other than Maia. It will be a technical fight and I want to see what Maia can do to GSP.
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  • PunchBagPunchBag Posts: 7,859Free

    GSP would just stand there and feed him jabs all day long. this is the epitome of a boring fight, no thanks.

    actually that would be exciting in gsp terms

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    Identity said:

    Maia used to be a can, what happened?

    he became amazing
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