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Old 02-13-2008, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jake Shields challenges St.Pierre!

http://mmamadness.com/insight.html?newsitem_id=230

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MMA Madness Writer Ben Zeidler recently spoke with EliteXC star Jake Shields about his big wins over Carlos Condit and Hayato Sakurai, being a fighter while having a daughter, and oh yeah, his open challenge to Georges St. Pierre.

MMA Madness: You were born in San Luis Obispo, California. Is that how you got involved with Liddell's SLO Kickboxing Academy?

Jake Shields: Well, I was actually born closer to the SierrasÖ

MMA Madness: Wikipedia gets me again.

JS: (Laughs) So yeah, I was born up there but I moved down to San Luis Obispo for college. I started working out at Liddellís gym when he wasnít well known at all.

MMA Madness: How'd you make the transition from wrestling and grappling tournaments to mixed martial arts?

JS: I wrestled all throughout high school and college. I was with Liddell for just a few weeks before he had me doing kickboxing and some MMA stuff. All of a sudden, I was fighting real fights.

MMA Madness: You're a shooto world champion. For those who donít know what that is or what it entails, can you tell us a little bit about that?

JS: Sure, shooto is worldwide and its one of the oldest organizations out there. Itís even older than the UFC. Itís not quite MMA, but it is still a combat sport and itís very respected in the world. I was the first American to win a shooto belt.

MMA Madness: You've beaten some of the biggest guys in the sport, from Carlos Condit to Hayato Sakurai. What would you call the biggest win of your career?

JS: I havenít had it yet. Iím just getting started here and before Iím done I plan on being the best.

MMA Madness: Are you happy with EliteXC or would you ever consider a jump to the UFC?

JS: I mean, Iím always looking at my options and I just want to fight the best. Elite has been really good to be so I have loyalties there, but I do want to continually be upping the competition that I face.

MMA Madness: Do you have any upcoming fights booked?

JS: Nothing is signed yet, but Iím looking to fight in March or early April at a couple of different venues.

MMA Madness: Who do you want to fight?

JS: Itís sort of out of my hands, but if I could choose, Iíd say GSP. Heís my number 1 pick.


MMA Madness: You haven't lost in over three years. What in your training is responsible for this recent success?

JS: Itís a combination of things. I just trained really hard, for starters. I never feel like Iím good enough either. I feel like I gassed in my last fight, even though I won, so Iím working on cardio. You canít beat cardio. Iím learning new techniques, new submissions, and new things. Itís a sport where thereís always so much more to learn.

MMA Madness: You're still just 27 years old. Have you hit your peak?

JS: I still feel really young and I have a few years before I hit my peak. I donít want to retire as long as I want to keep fighting.

MMA Madness: Iím sorry, I gotta go back to that GSP comment. How would a fight like that even happen?

JS: Hopefully, the organizations can work together to make it happen. Either I could go to the UFC or he could come here. I really want to see how we can make this work.

MMA Madness: You're involved with Fairtex-Gracie in SF and Tulsa Top Team. Can you tell us a little bit about those organizations?

JS: Well my main trainers run MMA programs at Fairtex. Thatís kinda my own group over there. At Tulsa Top Team, itís just some guys who train with me.

MMA Madness: Letís change gears for a second. How's your daughter doing? How has life changed for you since having a child?

JS: My daughter is great but lots of work, so Iím always training but Iím trying to do fewer trips. Sheís in first grade now, so itís just cool to have a daughter.

MMA Madness: Thatís gotta be interesting when she tells her friends parents that her dad fights for a living.

JS: Yeah, she knows Iím a fighter and she grew up watching it so to her, itís nothing unusual. Iíve never brought her to a fight but sheís seen some jiu-jitsu tournaments. Eventually, sheíll realize that I donít have a normal job, but itís just what I do.

MMA Madness: Any sponsors you'd like to thank or websites youíd like to plug?

JS: JakeShields.com. Iíd like to thank Fairtex, Stagger, Dominant, andÖI know thereís more. Who else? Iím spacing on one (laughs)Ötheyíll be mad.

MMA Madness: Anything to say to your fans?

JS: Just thanks for all the support and keep watching me because Iím gonna do some big things.
Jake Shields
Record 20 - 4 - 1 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins: 3 (T)KOs (15.00%)
7 Submissions (35.00%)
10 Decisions (50.00%)

Losses: 1 (T)KOs (25.00%)
3 Decisions (75.00%)

Association: Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Height: 5'11 (180cm)
Weight: 170lbs (77kg)
Style: Wrestling / Jiu-Jitsu
Birth Date: 1/9/1979
Country: USA
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Georges St. Pierre
Nick Name Rush
Record 15 - 2 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins: 6 (T)KOs (40.00%)
5 Submissions (33.33%)
4 Decisions (26.67%)

Losses: 1 (T)KOs (50.00%)
1 Submissions (50.00%)

Association: BTT Canada
Height: 5'10 (178cm)
Weight: 169lbs (77kg)
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Birth Date: 5-19-1981
City: St. Isidore
State: Quebec
Country: Canada
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Brazilian Jujitsu for GSP's style eh?
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Here are some videos of Jake Shields:

Jake Shields vs. Carlos Condit (1of2)
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...dit-1of2_sport

Jake Shields vs. Carlos Condit (2of2)
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...dit-2of2_sport

Jake Shields vs. Yushin Okami
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...in-okami_sport

Some BJJ videos:

Jake Shields vs. Jon Fitch gracie open 2007
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...cie-op_extreme

Jake Shields vs. Diego Sanchez ADCC 2005
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...z-adcc_extreme

JAKE SHIELDS VS. LEO SANTOS ADCC
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...s-adcc_extreme
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Brazilian Jujitsu for GSP's style eh?
Haha, yeah. Thank Sherdog for that.

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Here are some videos of Jake Shields:

Jake Shields vs. Carlos Condit (1of2)
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...dit-1of2_sport

Jake Shields vs. Carlos Condit (2of2)
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...dit-2of2_sport

Jake Shields vs. Yushin Okami
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...in-okami_sport

Some BJJ videos:

Jake Shields vs. Jon Fitch gracie open 2007
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...cie-op_extreme

Jake Shields vs. Diego Sanchez ADCC 2005
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...z-adcc_extreme

JAKE SHIELDS VS. LEO SANTOS ADCC
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...s-adcc_extreme
Great finds bro thank you. I think it would be a good matchup.
Shields his last 9 fights and is always improving.
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I was impressed that he actually choked out Fitch.
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MMA Madness: I’m sorry, I gotta go back to that GSP comment. How would a fight like that even happen?

JS: Hopefully, the organizations can work together to make it happen. Either I could go to the UFC or he could come here. I really want to see how we can make this work.
He must be mad if he thinks the UFC would work with Elite XC. Anyhow, the fight would actually be awesome...Shields is absolutely solid wit some notable wins on his resume.
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I was impressed that he actually choked out Fitch.
Mike Pyle's the only person to choke out Fitch and it was in his first fight... LOL WUT?
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Mike Pyle's the only person to choke out Fitch and it was in his first fight... LOL WUT?
Check the video out that I posted of Shields/Fitch.
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