Originally Posted by joshua7789
Im hoping that this is the fight that Shields will show some improved striking in. I dont understand how someone who is so skilled and knowledgable on the ground can be so terrible standing up. Jake obviously is a very good student of wrestling and jiu jitsu, why doesnt he take that came approach to boxing or kickboxing?
Most fighters have some weakness they'll discover over time. My weakness is take-downs. Just doesn't come naturally.
What I've been told is to picture how awkward it is kicking with your left leg at first, and that's how it is with every strike for some that aren't naturally good at striking.
edit: wow I got neg repped for this post. What?!