Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
I don't know what's happened to Shields. Granted - he was never the most exciting fighter before his UFC stint, but at least back then he actually submitted guys and finished them.
Now he just seems to play every thing incredibly safe on the ground. Combine his safe ground game tactics with his god awful striking, he makes for a real bore to watch.
I suppose it's the big step-up in competition from Strikeforce to the UFC. I actually fell asleep during his fight and missed the whole event.