I really want Sheilds to put his money where is mouth is and sign in the UFC. I have no idea what kind of contract he has with Strikeforce, but it's about time for him to get some stability.
I think Sheilds is very good, but I personally don't think he is great. If he ever does make the jump, I see him getting immediately derailed by Fitch, Koscheck, or even Dan Hardy. No way is he competing with GSP or Alves, despite his claims.