I'm not that sure of Rory not going to fight St. Pierre. Didn't he even mention that it were possible┐
It was my understanding that he said he wouldn't fight GSP. But I could be wrong and missed a segment where he said he would.
As for the Maia - wrestler talk. He probably has just as good of takedowns as Pyle, probably better. There are TDs in BJJ, not traditional wrestling TDs, but he isn't a novice in getting guys to the ground.
If Maia can take down Fitch whenever he wants, I'm sure he can take Rory down. 1 TD may be all he needs to sub or control him for the rest of the round.
Before Maia, Fitch was still a beast, people said still a top 5 guy, just got caught vs. Hendricks. Since Maia whooped that ass, Fitch is now just a guy, funny how that works.
I would favor Rory if I were an oddsmaker, but Maia has a seriously good chance to win. I like the way he thinks now a days compared to his last days at 185.