I have thought about this alot since the Shields fight, from a strikers point of view th proble3m they have is when they aim a strike at GSP, GSP dives under the strike and shoots the take down.
The big over hand right GSP kept swinging at Shields, that was not aimed at where Jake was, that was TD defense, that strike was not aimed at where Shields was it was aimed at where Shields would end up if he had shot in for a Take Down, Shields kept backing up at pulling out of shooting to avoid diving into that overhand right.
This made me think maybe GSP knows how to prevent his own TD's, maybe the trick for a superior striker is not to aim your strikes at him but to aim at where he needs to be in order to take you down, since when past experience has shown that GSP is a master at shooting under strikes and winning take downs, so if you feel you have a superior striking game and want to keep it standing then that could be worth thinking about, I think strikers could learn a lot from watching what GSP did himself against Shied to avoid been taken down.
As for a superior grappler, well I am not convinced there are any but if you are a fighter like Shields and feel you want to try your luck on the ground then a good strategy could of been to fake the TD and wait for that big overhand right then instead of backing off like Shields did just stand your ground with your hands up then after shoot in and try for that TD, not guaranteed to work because personally I think GSP had had that covered with his sprawl after anyway, but it was worth at go and if after a few attempts it turned out
he could stuff you with a sprawl anyway then you have to throw down the chips keep your hands up to take the impact and just dive straight through that strike and hope for the best, which is what I was hoping ot see form Shields on the day.