Originally Posted by Toxic
I don't think GSP is that worried about being submitted but there is more to being a good grappler, Shields also has great sweeps and to me that is gonna be the bigger concern for GSP.
He has also been stuffed and swept by fighters like Miller, Daley, Kampmann, Condit, Lawler and others...
A lot of people are forgetting that because of how horrible Hendo did against Shields. Shields does have better ground games then most of the guys he faces but he doesn't have great take downs because he can't set them up with his striking and he gets swept quite often when going for subs against somewhat competent opponents.
Shields' only chance to win this fight is to hold GSP down for 3 rounds and at least survive the other 2.