I could not understand Maia strategy as well. I think the same way he offered Sonnen free lessons on how to avoid getting caught in the triangle he could learn one thing or two from him about charging your opponent chin to the chest until you have a grip anywhere and drag him down.
Those TD attempts were spotted miles away even my grandma could see them. He definitely should just charge Rory until cornering him against the cage, because it was clear Rory wasn't a KO threat at the moment. IDK. Easy to speculate from here anyway.