His fights aren't actually that bad.
Against Martin Kampmann- Not an exciting affair, but not a boring one either.
Against GSP- Can we really blame Shields for this one?
Against Ellenberger- Quick KO.
Against Akiyama- Watched the fight, but I don't really remember much of it. Should have been a boring one.
Against Herman- The first round was a bore, I admit. However, Herman was the one who initiated the clinch and basically did nothing there. Can't blame Shields for it. In the 2nd and 3rd round Shields got Herman down and obtained some dominant positions. Could see he was trying to finish Herman. Shields gets too much flak for this one.