The only guy GSP has faced that is anywhere near Shields level on the ground is Bj Penn, and Penn is a natural lightweight. Shields controlled Jason Miller and Yushin Okami on the ground, I dont see GSP being able to do a whole lot of damage to him on the ground. Shields also took apart Leo Santos in ADCC, the guy who subbed GSP in like thirty seconds in the same tournament. Not the greatest measuring stick for an mma fight, but a common opponent of some sort. Shields also subbed Jon Fitch in a grappeling match. People arent giving Shields enough credit for his ground game, which is pretty damn impressive. Dont get me wrong though, I still think GSP would knock him out.
I agree and I guess just fail to see why anyone who has such a large advantage in any aspect of the game would decide not to use it to win a fight. I think GSP would have to be extremely carefully on the ground no matter what position he's in and even though I think he can hang with shields why on earth would you put that opportunity out there when you can just beat the tar out of him standing...
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