Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
I believe a massive intangible which may very well decide the fight, will be Maia's conditioning.
He was never known to have a tremendous gas tank by any stretch, even at MW and with the weightcut, against a cardiocrusher in Fitch, I think will be a deciding factor and the greatest test for Maia at WW. We haven't really seen him pushed past the first round at WW against Stungun or Story and Fitch is the epitome of a "grinder".
This is one of those 51/49 matches for me, but I'll lean everso slightly towards the guy who can maintain top control with great cardio and submission defense in Fitch, despite personally pulling for my BJJ guy in Maia.
True about his cardio, but I'd kinda hope he trains hard for a grinder and work his cardio.