maia got to +400 live. sheesh.
Guess soAm i crazy, or is this a really good fight for Maia?
He usually gets beaten by wrestlers with standup he cant get down - Maia is a better striker than Askren.
People are talking about cardio - but how else is Ben gonna fight than try and sit in top position? Grappling, Maia has great cardio and doesnt get tired (Life long grappler) - He swept Jake Shields several times, whos a middle weight. I think it they grapple it will either be close grinding for 5 rounds, or Maia hits him with a quick sub after a scramble or something.
How does Askren win other than 5 rounds of top position - Who doesnt think Maia can use his grappling chops to do something there?
Hard for me to tell if it was movement based on action or just the changing circumstances, but after mid-1st round the line was only moving in favor of askren from what i saw.I couldn’t see the line movement live on the maia fight. was askren getting steamed?
I.e - was the line moving heavily ( I.e from betting?)