Originally Posted by AlphaDawg
I love seeing good grapplers go to work. Guys like Mark Bocek, Rafael Dos Anjos(before he started getting knockouts), Jacob Volkmann etc are a pleasure to watch. They might not always get the finish, but you can see them either working for it or just straight dominating. Jake Shields isn't like that. Nothing about him is spectacular. The only thing he has going for him is literally just laying there. If I was a judge, I would never score a fight for him because all he ever does is stall. He doesn't fight. The Kampmann and Herman fights being perfect examples.
I don't hate the guy or anything, I just think he's an eye sore. I give him credit though, no one lay and prays like he does. He's the best at it.
Revisionist nonsense. He dominated Herman all over the place, and put on a positioning and control clinic. It certainly wasn't spectacular, but it was methodical and effective. And he wasn't just laying there, that's bullshit.