Brock came to MMA. The whole “hes a wrestler, hes not used to getting hit” is not really an excuse. You prepare for that kind of thing. Just like Cain does. You can’t just collapse every time you get punched in the face.
jake seems like a nice guy, but didn’t think he was worthy of the win, and if he fights like that again, I will only tune in to see him get destroyed by GSP and then forget the name.
I agree. Not everyone that starts MMA has been punched in the face a bunch haha!
I still think the fact that Jake gets a shot sucks.
Well, you have to look at Shields whole career not just his one fight in the UFC, he hasn;t lost since 2005 hes on a 15 fight win streak where he finished 8 of his fights and hes a multiple division champion, just on that fact I think he deserves a title shot after one win and especially if GSP wins I rather see him fight someone new like Shields then a rematch against Fitch
it’s going to be very interesting to see jake shields fight gsp if it happens. there’s wrestling and then there’s wrestling in MMA. gsp’s mma wrestling is better than jakes in my opinion. what happens when you put a good wrestler against a great wrestler? ask ortiz or hammil.
gsp will walk through shields. when gsp goes for a take down, he gets it, even against the guys who were meant to be better wrestlers. shields take downs were stuffed a lot by kampman, and gsp can strike, he chooses not to so much now for safety, well since serra 1 but he can still out strike jake(no stand up) shields with ease. shields will not win. come looking for me on here if he does. just as i said cain will destroy brock. im that confident.
thats exactly what i was going to say. Its not like cain has 10 or 20 more fights than him
how so dumbass
martin was not a top contender he had a ways to go before he got a shot. Top contender would have been fitch or kos not martin. DW knew sheilds would get beat if he threw fitch at him. So ya the best is still in the ufc. We will see if sheilds is the best when he faces gsp, but don’t hold your breath. By the way chill out and have a burrito.
Nobody is questioning his chin, you’ve missed what people are critiquing. Clearly he has a natural ability to absorb a lot of punishment without losing conciousness; the Carwin fight proved that, we already knew that, it isn’t a surprise. His head is the size of a 200lb man’s torso and I’m sure his bone is twice as thick as yours or mine.
What people are saying is he doesn’t know how to keep his composure under fire, he doesn’t know how to defend strikes properly, to keep his eyes forward, hands up and counter the attack. He needs to learn how to take a punch without turtling and bailing in backflips trying to outrun the strikes rather than stopping them from happening, clinching up, whatever it takes.
The only way to beat GSP is to knock him out hard and fast. No one can outskill, outwork, outmuscle him. No one can submit him, or outpoint him on the feet or outwrestle him. Shields is a terrible match for him and GSP is going to make him look like a bitch.
Who will Cain get, next? It sounds like JDS.
I thought it odd though, that Mir’s name didn’t come up. I think he’s equally earned it, but then again, given the politics involved it might be understandable. I think Mir is on DW’s ### list; or at least that is the impression I’m left with.
Here’s an interesting thought – as they were sitting around discussing it, first DW and then The Champ, as to who the / his next opponent might be and as The Legend Randy Couture sat there listening, I had a thought….why not Randy?
Couture V. Velasquez would be an interesting and tough fight for The Champ. CV would probably win, but it would be a solid first test and against a wiley veteran; one with great cardio, clinch, stand-up and ground game. I’d also add, that if Randy is looking to retire, this would be a great way to do it. He’d have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And we know he’d be up for the challenge; RC “loves” a challenge.
It would be an historic fight and epic battle; surely RC would survive the first. And if Randy won – wow! And then he could do the Elway thing and retire; if he wished – on top; champ for life.
What an ending to Couture’s fight reel, that would be; if Dana would only wave his magic wand and make it happen.
And in the interim Mir and JDS could fight it out to see who would get a shot at the winner of CV v. RC.
Its not an excuse… Its just the reality of it, like it or not.
If you recall, the Nelson vs JDS fight was for the next shot at the title…
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