Actually had a lot more respect once I heard what happened awhile ago. Most fighters would have taken a sabbatical, but Shields soldiered on. He lost and didn't use it as an excuse even though it was a valid one.
You know as I grow older I realize we have to deal with grown up problems. One of em is death. I've counted at least six deaths over the last several years I've had to deal with. You just sit there in a state of deep contemplation.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.