Yeahh^ I agree, but IDK about your comments about Maia-Weidman. I think Weidman is just a tough match up for Maia and guys like him, plus he took that fight on less than 2 weeks I'm pretty sure. He's a very good wrestler, big and strong, and the thing that seperates him from most of the fighters somewhat similar to him...his very good grappling. Man, when you can take Maia down and not be threatened at all, your pretty good down there. I think Maia fighting at 170 makes a big difference. because the guys who are already bigger at 185 who also do strength and conditioning more than him...guys can get pretty big and strong. But at 170 it's more of an even playing field when he's got such great grappling against guys more his size. and he doesn't really cut that much so anybody that doesn't have a strength advantage could get ragdolled and anyone who cuts a bit too much can be dragged out to sea and drowned if Maia himself has good cardio at 170.
Will be interesting to see if his cardio is better at 170. As I mentioned earlier it seems sometimes Maia fades when the fight starts not going his way PLUS he's just been going against bigger guys. Now at 170 he will be able to dictate the fight more against guys more his size, but at the same time there's that weight cut.
Last edited by dbader08; 11-16-2012 at 05:29 PM.