GSP has been on his back for (I believe) three minutes in his last ~150 minutes of fighting: once against Kos, a minute against Fitch, and a minute against Alves after pulling his groin. If Kos and Fitch were incapable of keeping him there, I doubt that Shields would fare any better. That is also assuming Shields could get him there w/o being stuffed and/or reversed, or even more likely, put on his back prior to that.
Shields was great last night, but his style mirrors GSP's, except for the fact GSP is excellent at everything Shields is reasonably good at! All this being said, Shields is still a credible threat to GSP which is something the UFC still needs. I am interested in seeing GSP tested.
mix, I gotta give you credit. I was not a believer in shields at all. However, he impressed the hell out of me last night. I would love to see him in the UFC at either 170 or 185.
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I am not disparaging Shields by saying a potential GSP fight is a wash, as I think he may very well dominate most other WWs, and you are right in that respect, but it is simply a horrendous style match-up for him. He uses both his JJ and wrestling to control opponents from the top position, and that is his only threat. Just not a good match up for him at all, and that is not a comment on his skill set.
Shields will get raped by GSP. I also believe GSP would finish it this time. In fact, GSP would've beaten either of those 2.
[QUOTE=Mulletsoldier;2392290]Ah, you must be referring to Shamrock's neutrality? Could not agree more. The way he remained neutral for the Cung Le, Diaz and Shields fight was very professional. Please note the heavy, heavy sarcasm here.
Looks like Nick was getting his riot beatdown on. you can see him holding on to mayhem's lower body while someone else has his upper body and nick is putting the spurs to his kidneys. Kinda funny though..for a bunch of mixed martial artists they didn't do much to mayhem, granted they had people pulling them off. To see the smile on Dana's face if he were watching it would have been priceless. Except its probably gonna set back all of MMA as a result. Looked like a school cafeteria fight in Watts.
I doubt it has large ramifications for MMA in general. In reality, Strikeforce and Strikeforce only will suffer from this, and CBS may review their presence on network television overall.
SF royally and impressively fucked up this whole endeavor: they bet the farm on Dan Henderson, banked on three title fights being interesting, and delivered a boring, tedious and drawn-out broadcast while losing their champion in the process.
Shields did a great/ smart job picking up the win agianst a past his prime fighter in Henderson wonder what he will do agianst tougher competition in the ufc.
Some people hate the Diaz brothers, but I find them amusing.
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I find the Diaz brothers amusing myself. I also think Shields would get raped by GSP. Shields did a great job getting passed Hendo's guard but then did nothing with it. In my opinion, if you get full mount 3 or 4 rounds in a row on someone, you should have the skill to then finish or at least beat someone up. He did neither in my opinion.
Aoki is wayyyy too small to be a top lw contender bj, gray any top 5 american would destroy him like gilbert did. The japanese athlete isjust not there yet physically and striking is sup par