Originally Posted by Steroid Steve
I agree even though I can't possibly fathom how it is to be in front of GSP. It's easy for us to say he should have bull rushed him, but really that is the ONLY way someone can beat GSP. A fighter will have to pressure him and not play his game. A fighter who challenges GSP will have to take it from him because GSP isn't going to put himself in harms way. You can't expect GSP to give you an opening to strike for a takedown. GSP hasn't finished a fighter in years, so I don't know why these grapplers try to fight him on the feet without really pushing their game. GSP has some to do with it, but they respect his standup too much.
If Jake was going to bull rush him, he would have to set the pace early, you cant just fight 4 rounds and then while your both pretty tired you charge him and allow GSP to counter strike your ass and end it quick...
As a fighter you are VERY disciplined to keep your composure and stay in character, and like you said its easy for us to sit in our seats saying WTF JUST GO BALLS TO THE WALL UR GOING TO LOSE ANYWAY! But the facts are it would only open him up and make it easier for GSP to capitalize on your mistakes, because GSP can easily do that...
I dont see that he did anything wrong other then setting a more faster pace at the start of the fight, and if he keeps getting out stroked then try to pull something he couldn't expect, just how Machida KO'ed Randy, and just like how JBJ beat the shit out of Shogun, he kept him guessing and FORCED the relentless Shogun to fight Jon Jones fight.
Shields talked to his corner about pulling guard but yet he didnt throw any kicks???? Is this really MMA? IF YOUR NOT WORRIED ABOUT GETTING TAKEN DOWN THEN WHY NO FREAKIN KICKS!?
And the second Shields saw GSP's eye injury he should of threw spinning back fists or SOMETHING at the eye he cant see out of...
Being predictable and only throwing shots he deals with on a day to day basis in training is only instinct for GSP to dodge most of them.
Shields is creative on the ground no doubt about that, but his creativity and power he has is the reason he will never be a top p4p fighter. Way to one dimensional sorry Shields