I'll concede that Maia is a viable threat to GSP considering how great he's looked since the drop, however I also don't see GSP taking too many more fights after Hendricks at WW, so much of my stance on a GSP/Maia matchup is, like Rory, a fight I don't see happening. That said, I really think GSP's cardio and timing on the feet and constant movement from the periphery are something that Maia won't be able to compete with. I see Maia trying to come in for a trip and eating shots. Maybe I'm downgrading Fitch and Story, but GSP is a far superior athlete and I think he outworks Maia to levels we haven't seen before....
Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
As for Ellenberger, while he looked great in the Nate fight and is probably one of the most dangerous 2 round fighters, he gave away the Kampmann fight and nearly threw away the Diego fight because of his cardio. I think he gives fighters too many looks and I think GSP outworks him and breaks him down to time his strikes, gas him and then score an armbar.
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HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Browne Miocic Napao
LHW Jones Goose Evans Texeira Davis Hendo Shogun Manuwa
MW Weidman ASilva Belfort Jacare Machida Rockhold Munoz Kennedy Bisping
WW GSP Hendricks Condit Lawler Maia Kampmann Rory Ellenberger Askren Lombard
LW Pettis Bendo Alvarez Chandler Grant Gil Thomson Diaz J.Miller dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Lamas Frankie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Zombie Elkins
BW Barao Cruz Faber Bibiano McDonald Moraes Assuncao Wineland Dillashaw