Originally Posted by Masscore
Anderson Silva has great BJJ, but Maia is on a complete other level when it comes to BJJ. Its like comparing USC to the Pittsburgh steelers. Is USC amazing, yea they are, but against the Steelers they would get smashed.
The only fighter Maia has fought that has a solid BJJ base is MacDonald, and Silva is much better on the ground then MacDonald. Maia is a great fighter, but he hasn't fought very high caliber opponents aside from Sonnen, who is known for having a weakness against subs. This upcoming fight with Marquardt I think will really show whether Maia has what it takes to fight Silva.