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11/30/12 12:55 PM
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"It will be an interesting matchup," Fitch told ESPN.com after verbally agreeing to the fight last week. "I haven't created too much of a game plan but I think I'll overwhelm him with everything that I bring to the table.

The bout will likely suffer from a lack of headlines leading up to UFC 156, in large part because the card, as it unofficially stacks up, is loaded. Then again, like the stone-grinding that follows Fitch from fight to fight, a weak spotlight is normal for him. While Maia isn't a particularly powerful draw either, his recent conversion down to welterweight has revitalized the Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard's prospects of fighting for a UFC championship

Maia looks every bit a serious, well-rounded mixed martial arts contender, and Fitch is the perfect guy to test that

"He's really a monster at 170," Fitch said. "I was surprised at how big he was down in Rio [at UFC 153]."

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11/30/12 1:47 PM
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eagleswhat1 - Maia by RNC....if Erick Silva can get Fitch in that position imagine what Maia could do.
BJ had him in that position too and didn't seal the deal

Fitch has talked about how he gives up his neck for chokes to wear guys out and reverse em. While I doubt he'll try that with Maia, I don't think it's indicative of his true grappling ability, although I could be wrong Phone Post
11/30/12 2:09 PM
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He won't wrestle fuck Maia.
11/30/12 2:19 PM
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Yep Maia is a beast and WW is right weight class for him.
11/30/12 2:21 PM
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Let's hope it won't turn into K1 Maia vs K1 Fitch.
11/30/12 2:21 PM
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Would love to see Fitch test his striking in this match.
11/30/12 2:23 PM
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eagleswhat1 - Maia by RNC....if Erick Silva can get Fitch in that position imagine what Maia could do.

was just thinking this too

Maia has sooooo many tricks that even broke fitch will be wrapped up like a christmas gift and left sleeping under the tree
11/30/12 2:24 PM
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fitch trying to hold maia down is like trying to hold a handfull of water


fitch has a good chance if he keeps it standing, could be a boring fight
11/30/12 2:27 PM
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Tank by gogoplata - Would love to see Fitch test his striking in this match.

Really? This could potentially turn into a match with some of greatest,most intriguing grappling exchanges in a while, yet you want them to test their mediocre striking?
11/30/12 2:41 PM
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Tank by gogoplata - Would love to see Fitch test his striking in this match.

Really? This could potentially turn into a match with some of greatest,most intriguing grappling exchanges in a while, yet you want them to test their mediocre striking?
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11/30/12 2:48 PM
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Tank by gogoplata - Would love to see Fitch test his striking in this match.

Really? This could potentially turn into a match with some of greatest,most intriguing grappling exchanges in a while, yet you want them to test their mediocre striking?

maybe he is a fitch fan, cause thats the only way John can win. In a striking match.
11/30/12 2:49 PM
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Fitch by TKO, I'm calling it now. WAR not broke anymore Fitch!

11/30/12 2:49 PM
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Triangle night

11/30/12 2:55 PM
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Broke Fitch vs ADCC Maia will be a great fight. Phone Post
11/30/12 3:00 PM
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if MAia can take out Fitch... man...  that's one scary dude at 170.

11/30/12 3:06 PM
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I am very interested to see how the grappling goes.  Fitch seems unchokeable, Maia seems like the guy to test that.  Hopefully it isn't a kickboxing fight. 

 

I am torn on this one, I like both of these guys a lot.

11/30/12 3:17 PM
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Maia by BJJ Phone Post
11/30/12 3:33 PM
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This and Lauzon/Miller are the 2 fights Im most looking forward to right now. And with the quality of fights coming up thats saying a lot. I don't think maia will let it be a Kickboxing match tho... I hope. Phone Post
11/30/12 3:36 PM
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ARE YOU BROKE?
11/30/12 3:39 PM
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Pancake Syrup - ARE YOU BROKE?

My thoughts exactly. How broke are we talking here Fitch?

If not very broke, I think the only logical solution is to bet the house & savings on red or black.

Win/Win imo.

11/30/12 3:40 PM
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This fight will give a good indication of where Maia fits in the division. Maybe we'll see Maia vs Rory next. Phone Post
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Will be a grueling fight. Would be surprised to see Maia soften Fitch up with his boxing before getting to the grappling. FItch probably has a better gas tank.

11/30/12 3:45 PM
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calling a Maia sub.....triangle in the second....
11/30/12 3:50 PM
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Maia better hope that Jon doesn't get slammed with back taxes while in training camp. Bankrupt Finch would kill a man in the cage for that bonus Phone Post
11/30/12 3:51 PM
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Seats Taken - Maia better hope that Jon doesn't get slammed with back taxes while in training camp. Bankrupt Finch would kill a man in the cage for that bonus Phone Post
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