shields is probably top 10...but not top 5 at all....
gsp, kos, fitch, alves, diego, karo would all beat him .....gsp and alves would probably stop him
Just a question and I'm honestly wondering since when did who we think will beat who is the basis of rankings.
Shields has beaten Condit, Okami, Verissimo, Pyle, Thompson, and Daley. Since 06
Karo only has wins over Thompson, Fickett, Burkman, and Chonan since 06 and losses to Diego and Thiago
Thiago Alves has wins over Karo, Hughes(When he missed weight), Alessio and Lytle and a loss to Fitch.
Diego has wins over Alessio, Karo,Riggs, and Luigi. He lost to Fitch and Kos
Kos has a win over Diego and Lytle and a loss to GSP.
Fitch beat Burkman, Alves, Luigi, and Diego and lost to GSP.
I would put him ahead of Karo no doubt, Thiago can't make weight so until he does I can't put him in the top 3, Diego hasn't had a big win since he lost although I think he is very good I can't rank him to high, Koscheck hasn't proven himself that much. Now Fitch and Shields IMO are 2A and 2B.
IDK why you guys can't see why Shields is so good his ground game is really good and while his striking isn't good it's honestly not dreadful.
Plus his takedowns are pretty good Shields was able to get Okami to the ground.