4 hours of Sean Sherk than 25 minutes of Jake Shields.
I think that fight delivered. Not at all one-sided, a close saved-by-the-bell sub attempt, an awesome standup dynamic (Miller clearly having the advantage, and watching Shields realize it).I was pondering this and I think I have some possible reasons (Read - not excuses)
I think Shields has always been able to get a level of comfort and control in his matches and he didn't like being near-evenly matched with Miller's grappling. I think he fell back on classic BJJ of 'position before submission'. Miller is near impossible to submit and I had the expectation of a ground grind going into the fight. Sadly, Shields was as good at striking as Miller was at single-leg takedown defense. I was really, really hyped for this fight (more than any other on the card) and it didn't disappoint me at all. I really thought Shields was unconscious in that RNC.
Sounds like I'm in the minority, but I loved that fight.
GSP has much better wrestling, and we all know what would happen if the fight stayed on the feet. GSP is just on another level from Shields, in my opinion.you guys now that gsp is pretty much the same deal shields right ?
Shields is like GSP without the dynamic karate standup. Wrestlers have an advantage in cage fighting but IMO, Shield's tactic is the last thing you'd want to do in a street fight.oh im not sayin shields = GSPs skills.....
im saying shields = gsp boring