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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Phil Davis helping Shields train for GSP


Shields has got an awesome group of training partners at the moment in my opinion, however I just get the feeling that GSP's opponents always get the "one who can defeat him" aura and GSP comes in and crushes them every time. But I think Shields has the best chance out of everyone he's faced so far.

Can't wait for GSP to be properly tested (hopefully) WAR GSP
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Phil Davis will sure him Shields a better striker.
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Should be an interesting fight, and I actually see GSP taking Shields down early because that isn't what Shields expects.

Shields thinks: GSP will attempt to keep it on the feet at all costs, and he'll take GSP down and gain top position.

Therefore - GSP will put Shields on his back and attack him from there.

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I don't think GSP should be that worried about Shields's ground game actually. Sure Shields might be the best BJJ guy in the division but that does not mean the fight is going to end with a submission as soon as the fight hit's the ground.

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I don't think GSP should be that worried about Shields's ground game actually. Sure Shields might be the best BJJ guy in the division but that does not mean the fight is going to end with a submission as soon as the fight hit's the ground.
Agreed. Shields bottom game is not enough to strike fear into GSP. All his sub wins come from either RNC's which he got through his top game, Guillotines from bad TDD attempts and 1 arm bar against Daley from mount.

In my mind GSP is way too clever to get caught in a guillotine when he shoots and Shields is not all that dangerous with his guard.

At the risk of provoking an MMA math doesn't work argument (it doesn't), GSP tooled Mayhem on the ground and Mayhem almost choked out Shields (yes he got dominated otherwise).

To conclude, GSP probably could take Jake down and be OK, however it would be a far better gameplan to go Matt Hughes 2 strategy and just smash him standing.
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Shield's ground game is overrated. He's very good at sticking to his opponent, he's a very good grappler but as a submission guy he's not actually as effective as people say he is. He's top level but in terms of GSP, I don't see what he can do. At most keep GSP down for a round but GSP will be the one dictating the pace of the fight.

I will be surprised if Shields even manages one takedown. He hasn't got a Koscheck-esque shot, he's more of a clinch and drag you down or bear hug with a single type wrestler. GSP is far too quick and athletic to be hanging around to let that happen like Hendo did.

It's going to be a bad night for Jake.
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Is Shields working with every great wrester he can find? The guy has worked with Sonnen, Lindland and now Davis. The wrestling end of this fight could end up a lot closer than I originally thought.




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I don't think GSP should be that worried about Shields's ground game actually. Sure Shields might be the best BJJ guy in the division but that does not mean the fight is going to end with a submission as soon as the fight hit's the ground.
The question is, is Shields on top or bottom? Because Shields on top is a pretty dangerous guy, although I'm sure GSP's been drilling escapes from the bottom like CRAZY lol

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Sheild's is definitely going to get all the wrestling training he can get, and the bigger the wrestler the better. I can see this fight being pretty competitive and very technical in some parts. I don't see Sheild's dictating where the fight ends up but I do see him being able to adapt to most situations that doesn't involve striking.

I also think that Sheild's expects GSP to go for the takedown's early in order to wear him out and discourage him by stacking him and making him feel his strength and weight. Whether or not Sheild's can not let that part of GSP's game get to him is another thing. Should be an interesting fight.
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I personally see a much closer fight than most people do here. Don't get me wrong, while I'm cheering for Jake, I'm keeping my money in my wallet here. But I do think we will GSP lose a round for the first time since the Serra defeat.
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