Posted by wilwith1l
I can't imagine what weight class he would be in. I mean arms and legs are pretty heavy.
I read an interview with him, and he said hes 125lbs right now, but would have to bump up to 135lbs to even find competition.
Honestly I think its a huge mistake for everyone involved. He essentially can't strike, can't be hit with kicks or knees, because hes on his knees at all times, and thereby is a "downed opponent", the amount of submissions he can perform is extremely basic (armbar, arm triangle and maybe an omaplata) and although there are some submissions he can't physically be put in, there are many more he can't defend.
Its a lose-lose situation for anyone fighting him. You either defeat a guy with no arms or legs and look like an asshole, or lose to a guy with no arms or legs and look like the worst fighter ever.
The only way Maynard can possibly win is via decision, and that would depend on whether the guy hes fighting is nice enough to not uppercut him for three rounds straight.
Its great he wants to compete and apparently grappling is his thing, but I don't see it being wise to go to MMA.