Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
Jake DOMINATED Maia. Only a biased boob would score that fight for Maia.
Jake is never going to fight for the UFC title again. But he also completely shut down both Woodley and Maia. I'd not cut him. Jake has it in him to be a solid gatekeeper. Now, whether he's happy with that is a different story.
Come on, man. Shields never got even close to a dominating performance against Maia. Big difference between "dominating" and "shutting down" an opponent, very clear depicted in this fight. Shields got himself dominated than reverted to what he does best, shut down opponents with his stall and blanket MO he has more than enough grappling to do so.
Score wise it was his legit win, in his trademark boring fashion. Domination? Huge distortion of reality.
I would keep him around a little while, though.