This excellent post on Marcus Aurelio's training regimen going into UFC 74's match with Clay "Gastank" Guida had this ominious quote from Aurelio:
Aurelio was correct in his estimation that Guida didn't have the tools to beat him, but he sure wasn't prepared for the dreaded sprawl and stall that Guida unleashed to win the decision.
If your opponent can dictate where the fight takes place you have to prepared to win the fight on the feet, not just not get KO'd.
Now Aurelio joins Fabricio Werdum in the ranks of the super talented BJJ artist and all around great fighter who lost by decision in their UFC debut. And in a boring fight. We haven't heard word one about Werdum fighting in the UFC since his loss to Arlovski and I expect it'll be a while before Maximus returns. Bummer.
This is why I've been giving props to Roger Huerta for his scrap against Crane. Huerta had no fear and kept going back into the Lion's Den showing that he wanted to WIN the fight, not just grind out a decision.