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bryan2213
03-03-2009, 04:30 AM
I was just watching some Submission of the Week clips on UFC.com and one was Gonzaga. I've seen a few suggestions by people here on whether it would be a difficult fight for Fedor to fight Gonzaga given his BJJ skills if he ever gets to the UFC. That made me think of really turning it up a notch to someone who has nasty skills from what his fights have shown. I thought I'd solicit opinions. So what do you think Maia vs Fedor ? My first thought was Fedor kills him standing, and it a slight advantage for Maia on the ground.

Hughes_GOAT
03-03-2009, 05:15 AM
I was just watching some Submission of the Week clips on UFC.com and one was Gonzaga. I've seen a few suggestions by people here on whether it would be a difficult fight for Fedor to fight Gonzaga given his BJJ skills if he ever gets to the UFC. That made me think of really turning it up a notch to someone who has nasty skills from what his fights have shown. I thought I'd solicit opinions. So what do you think Maia vs Fedor ? My first thought was Fedor kills him standing, and it a slight advantage for Maia on the ground.

Fedor raped Nog's guard so i see no problem with Gonzaga's or Maia's. even though Maia is better than Nog in BJJ, not necessarliy MMA BJJ, but he isn't so much better to where Fedor would have problems. plus Fedor weighs about 55 pounds more than Maia. Fedor probably has the best sweeps off his back and the best guard defense in the game.

Moose
03-03-2009, 05:23 AM
Fedor raped Nog's guard so i see no problem with Gonzaga's or Maia's. even though Maia is better than Nog in BJJ, not necessarliy MMA BJJ, but he isn't so much better to where Fedor would have problems. plus Fedor weighs about 55 pounds more than Maia. Fedor probably has the best sweeps off his back and the best guard defense in the game.

Don't forget, he's also 7 feet tall, and if he were here today, he'd consume the Anghlish with fire from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

Hughes_GOAT
03-03-2009, 05:29 AM
Don't forget, he's also 7 feet tall, and if he were here today, he'd consume the Anghlish with fire from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

nah, he's lucky to be 5'11"

the rest is true though :tongue0011:

rearnakedchoke
03-03-2009, 02:14 PM
Don't forget, he's also 7 feet tall, and if he were here today, he'd consume the Anghlish with fire from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

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Josh
03-03-2009, 02:27 PM
Fedor also beat Ricardo Arona who is at least as good as Maia at BJJ and is probably a little bigger.

Llamafighter
03-03-2009, 02:36 PM
Maia is in the wrong weight class. I think Fedor would destroy Gonzaga, whether he has good BJJ (which he does) or not. I really hope Fedor get in the UFC in the near future. I'd love to see him clean out the HW division and gain superstardom in the US.

Hughes_GOAT
03-03-2009, 04:24 PM
Fedor also beat Ricardo Arona who is at least as good as Maia at BJJ and is probably a little bigger.
in his fourth fight with no ground and pound allowed.

Josh
03-03-2009, 04:50 PM
in his fourth fight with no ground and pound allowed.
Yup. Also Babalu who is no slouch on the ground.

rockdawg21
03-04-2009, 03:11 AM
Don't forget, he's also 7 feet tall, and if he were here today, he'd consume the Anghlish with fire from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.
Does that apply to Russians as well?

Moose
03-04-2009, 05:35 AM
Does that apply to Russians as well?

Only if they wear plaid skirts, scratch that, kilts.

Llamafighter
03-04-2009, 01:28 PM
in his fourth fight with no ground and pound allowed.
no GnP to the face, that is. He beat the **** out of his body though:)

Hughes_GOAT
03-04-2009, 09:25 PM
no GnP to the face, that is. He beat the **** out of his body though:)
:laugh:

atomdanger
03-06-2009, 03:21 AM
Fedor has beaten people with much better grappling pedigrees than GG,
and I think Maia is a tough fight for anybody, but he is just too small to beat Fedor.

I mean, the guy tools on huge HW's, the odds an average sized MW would be able to do much are slim.
That being said, Maia does have incredible BJJ, but I just don't see it,
I mean, Fedor has worked with the best in the world on his BJJ (Rickson, etc..)