I'm confused by what this is proving. Maia at a higher weight, in a gi repeatedly pulled guard on a guy in a sport where you cannot strike and the object is to grapple. I also never at any point seen Maia just out muscle Gonzaga. It's not like Gonzaga had the option of just standing up or not engaging he has no way of winning that way.
If you think Maia can clinch Rory and drag him to the floor then okay, no argument but that video doesn't have anything to do with Rory being stronger than guys Maia fought in the same sport. I also included footwork being better.
You never saw Maia out muscle Gonzaga? Exactly. How could he anyway, right? That's exactly my point. How come you didn't get it, then?
My quote and my post were very clear addressing the mentioned strength advantage in favor of Rory.
Now, where will someone's strength be more of use? In a grappling match or in a striking match? What does strength has to do with footwork
and where did I say that?
That's the reason the grappling video was used and even Maia being heavier and Gonzaga lighter, the difference in strength is still way bigger than from Rory/Maia. Maia won being the more technical fighter.
Rory stronger than fighters Maia fought in the same sport? May be you mean this particular category, WW? Rory can defeat Maia if he keeps the fight standing or if he shows good defensive technique
in the grappling department. Strength always play a role, but Maia has fought much stronger athletes than Rory Mac and I don't see difference in strength being the major issue in a WW fight for him. That's what I mean, again.