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I feel MacDonald is the stronger of the two and will be able to dictate more of where the fight takes places...
Who is stronger between Rory Mac and Gabriel Gonzaga?



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Who is stronger between Rory Mac and Gabriel Gonzaga?



War Maia.
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.

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I quoted about strength. I posted about strength.

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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.

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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.
Why exactly could you not just make this your first post without the condescending attitude? Instead you post a video and war maia. Nothing about believe it will be due to maia being more technical. Which is why when I said I believed Rory has better footwork than story or Fitch, as in Rory will be more technical and avoid the clinch...I also would suspect you of all people would know the difference between mma grappling and gi grappling, so the video again does not apply, Maia isn't pulling guard on anyone in MMA they will just stall and stand up, which is not a viable option in a grappling match.

Also you cannot post "what I mean again" when you haven't said it previous, again implies you're saying it at least twice. In our interaction this post is your first time saying anything about technique, and once again if your first post was meant to explain all of that with a video, why not just include this information?

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Why exactly could you not just make this your first post without the condescending attitude? Instead you post a video and war maia. Nothing about believe it will be due to maia being more technical. Which is why when I said I believed Rory has better footwork than story or Fitch, as in Rory will be more technical and avoid the clinch...I also would suspect you of all people would know the difference between mma grappling and gi grappling, so the video again does not apply, Maia isn't pulling guard on anyone in MMA they will just stall and stand up, which is not a viable option in a grappling match.

Also you cannot post "what I mean again" when you haven't said it previous, again implies you're saying it at least twice. In our interaction this post is your first time saying anything about technique, and once again if your first post was meant to explain all of that with a video, why not just include this information?
So, I was having a condescending attitude because I posted a video of Maia grappling with a much stronger athlete where I specifically quoted and mentioned the strength factor?
Just because yourself couldn't make a simple association of ideas it doesn't make me condescending.

And yes, that was what I meant in the first, and second post. You not getting doesn't change a thing.

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MMA-Sportsman is this forum's biggest homer, lol.

Rory and Maia are both solid, so I'm happy no matter who wins. I really do believe that Rory will be able to avoid getting taken down by Maia, and if that's the case, Rory wins the stand-up exchange all day long. Just my two cents, though who can really be certain of how any match will unfold.
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Maia should of plenty of chances to take Rory down, Rory leans at the waist when he jabs... putting a lot of weight down on that front leg, if he slips that jab he can get on on a leg, throw in a leg kick first and with Maia's persistence on a takedown he shouldn't fail to take Rory down.
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I am just really sick of seeing these retards wearing the big stupid headphones that aren't even hooked up. Bunch of sell outs. I hope the clowns that do lose.
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I am just really sick of seeing these retards wearing the big stupid headphones that aren't even hooked up. Bunch of sell outs. I hope the clowns that do lose.
You wouldn't put on some stupid headphones if someone was paying you?

You would sip your empty can of xyience energy drink and listen to your silent headphones if you were offer money to do so.
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MMA-Sportsman is this forum's biggest homer, lol.
You're welcome, but to be fair, I don't pull for every countrymen all the time no matter what. That wouldn't be accurate to say.

I don't expect to you to know my black list by heart, of course, but Vitor, Pepey, Thiago Silva are some examples.

Anyway, Maia is indeed one of my favorites.

That shall be a great fight.

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