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jake shields - strikeforce

Postby JP » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:45 pm

Watched the Jake Shields fight on mma core - Jake is a lifelong vegetarian, so have some default sympathy for him!

Dan Henderson is a solid guy too, but was rooting for Jake from the start.

And he delivered with style - against all expectations! I kind of feel like he has been vindicated by this fight, that he is a true champion rather than just a guy who is in a easy promotion getting easy wins.

Post fight brawl was crazy, but should have guessed immediately that Diaz brothers were involved :lol:
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Re: jake shields - strikeforce

Postby KC Masterpiece » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:45 pm

Not only did he dominate Henderson (a natural LHW and two-time Olympic wrestler), but Jake is a natural WW who moved up so he wouldn't have to fight Nick.

I saw some of the betting lines listing Shields as a 3.5:1 dog. Which was absolutely shocking and reflected the general understanding of his skillset prior to the fight.

His disgracefully sad striking notwithstanding--Shields will be a force at MW AND WW for quite a while.
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Re: jake shields - strikeforce

Postby JP » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:28 pm

it sounds like Jake Shields is moving over to UFC and probably would get a title shot fairly soon - that would be against GSP.

...even if he is only a veggie, i will be rooting for him all the way :D
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Re: jake shields - strikeforce

Postby hoffmeister » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:48 pm

I wasn't impressed by his striking on the ground thogh. He dominated but didn't have the power to finish the fight.

Didn't know he was a veggie, but thats really great.
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