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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 12:28 PM
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GSP is a monster, surprised we don't see more fighters doing similar things like GSP. We see so many fighters gas really early and when comparing to GSP's work ethic, they probably can't keep up with him for 1 hour.

GSP is gifted athletically, but he puts the work into it. You see many gifted athletes in MMA or in other sports, who don't train like they should. BJ Penn is the perfect example, he is deadly when he trains at 100% but he doesn't have the mental game to do it everyday like GSP.

Instead of taking 2-3 months off after a fight, GSP is constantly working out and stays in fight shape all year around.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 12:47 PM
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GSP is the man, he has obviously learned from his Serra upset not to ever overlook an underdog again. It is this mentality, combined with his work ethic and drive to constantly improve, that make him an unstoppable champion.
I really give Jake Shields about a 10% chance of winning this fight.
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After watching the 2nd episode, the first question that popped up in my head was: how soon after the first ring bell, will Shields go for the clinch and/or takedown?!

Watching Cesar Gracie talk about how much Shields' striking/boxing has improved, made me go like

GSP's striking looks light years ahead of Shields'.
That's why i believe Shields will look for the clinch/TD in the first 15 seconds.

Otherwise, he needs to talk to Koscheck and ask him for the number of the doctor who put Kos' face back together.



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There's one thing that's been bugging me about this fight... if GSP comes out and smashes Shields like he did Koscheck, Penn etc people will just think "well yeah he's GSP."

Shields will be GSP's biggest win ever, period. And if he dominates him nobody is going to be giving GSP enough credit. If GSP even loses a round to Shields I think people will be hating a little somehow. People don't understand how big of a fight this really is.

edit: Limba, just remember that Cesar Gracie "guaranteed 100%" that Diaz was knocking Daley out in the first. And people said "yeah okay."


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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 01:38 PM
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Enjoyed this a lot. Thanks limbs.

See the bit where GSP calls certain peoples idiots? That was beautiful. His face said it all. I agree with him. Anybody who underestimates Shields is indeed an idiot.

To quote StPierre, "I hate it. Hate it. Hate it."

I would *love* a 5 round grapple-fest. I cant believe GSP is fighting and for once I really want it on the mat.

Please be a good fight. Pleeeeeeease.
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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 02:32 PM
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It would be interesting to possibly see a Gracie in each corner for this fight, Renzo Gracie and Cesar Gracie. Just for one match, they are enemies since their prized students are going head to head. And each Gracie doesent want his student to lose.
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I can't wait for this fight. These videos certainly made me feel appreciation towards each of the training methods of the fighters, but like most have said in this thread ... it's hard not to come away with the impression that GSP takes his training above any beyond. Shield's clearly poses one of the bigger threats Georges has dealt with, but I think GSP is responding to that pressure perfectly. Next Saturday couldn't get here fast enough.
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After watching the show GSP is going to put a relentless pace April 30th even more so than his other fights. He's going to drain Shields in the process with constant jabs, inside leg kicks, and even possible takedowns. I believe they will want to keep majority of the fight standing this time around as opposed to the others'.

Hope GSP studied the Kampmann fight and saw that knees could be very effective in the clinch especially since Shields always drops low for a takedown. GSP has such good hip movement that he should be able to shrimp his way out immediately.

I expect this fight to be won by conditioning. Both are pretty even all around. Shields is superior in the ground and GSP is better on the feet.

As much as I'd like to say GSP wins by TKO he hasn't shown it in a very long time. So going with UD GSP.
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Heh, Jake's dad..

"Jake is going to do the unexpected and I expect him to win."

lol, great video

Rooting for GSP but this will be a war..
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Anyone else noticed the latest funky punch that GSP is using? Maybe he has used it before but I've not seen it in any of his fights.

I noticed it on the first Primetime episode and on this one too. He swaps his stance over as if going for a left high kick but then throws a straight left.

Watch at 9:03 on Part 1.

Superman jabs and switch kick straight lefts, poor Jake is not going to know what's hit him. We've all seen how effective those superman jabs are, I think this will be too. I wonder if Shields has noticed it in these videos.

Also at 10:28, he does it again but this time does an extra switch and throws a straight right.

I love this sort of stuff.

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