I thought Maia changed the MMA momentum back towards BJJ when he first came to the UFC. The guys ground game was scary, getting several sub of the night awards. Since the Anderson fight his focus on the stand up game has definetly affected his BJJ grappling. Maia is still amazing on the ground but in his early UFC stint he looked unstoppable on the ground.
Perhaps his best move would of been improving takedowns and keeping his BJJ skills on level. He could have just trained striking to setup his takedowns instead of trying to be a WBC kickboxer or whatever he is trying to do.
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