Royce sucks ass. He was never THAT good! He knew BJJ, and fought guys who didn't. Can you imagine what a prime GSP or prime Anderson Silva would've done in the first 4 UFCs????
Maybe they should let Royce fight Maia
He can't beat anyone good at striking, and doesn't have the wrestling to take the guys in the UFC nowadays down. So he's left with specialists on the ground. And the only guys in the UFC who specialize on the ground now are better than Royce ever was anyway, and especially better than he is now