Posts Tagged ‘Jake Shields’

Don’t sleep on Jake Shields (26-4-1). You can bet your ass GSP (21-2) is not. He is up at Tristar right now working his dick off (Do robot aliens have dicks?). Shields has 4 titles to his credit and his resume is littered with former and current champions that have fallen to him.

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Quick rundown of some of Jake Shields’ marquee wins on his resume.

  • UD over Japanese legend “Mach” Sakurai (35-12-2) in ’02
  • MD over UFC’s current “#1 MW Contender” Yushin Okami (26-5) in ’06
  • UD over Carlos Condit (26-5) same night as the Okami fight.
  • Subbed Mike Pyle (20-7-1) in ’07
  • Subbed Paul Daley (26-9-2) in ’08
  • Subbed Robbie Lawler (18-7[1]) in ’09
  • UD over current Dream MW champ Jason Miller (24-7[1]) in ’09
  • UD over former PRIDE MW (205lb) Champ and current SF LHW #1 contender Dan Henderson (26-8) last year.

Not that GSP’s  record needs pointing out but here are a few of his.

  • UD over Karo Parisyan (19-6[1]) in ’04
  • UD over Jason Miller (24-7[1]) in ’05
  • Subbed Frank Trigg (20-8) in ’05
  • TKOd Sean Sherk in (36-4-1) ’05
  • SD over BJ Penn (16-7-1) in ’06T
  • KOd Matt Hughes (45-8) in ’06 [avenging his first loss]
  • UD over Josh Koscheck (15-5) in ’07
  • Subbed Matt Hughes in ’07 for interim UFC WW belt [closing the trilogy]
  • TKOd then UFC WW Champ Matt Serra (11-7) in ’08 [avenging only other loss]

Since the Serra fight, when he regained the title, GSP has successfully defended it 5 times against Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, and Josh Koscheck with 4 of those 5 wins coming via UD. I mention this because between Shields and St. Pierre I expect to see either one of the most boring staring contests ever or one of the most (relatively) exciting chess matches ever and it  going to judges’ decision. I don’t see anyone out-pointing GSP but don’t sleep on Shields.

If Georges does indeed go on to defeat Shields, he is supposedly set to make a permanent move to the Middleweight division where a “super fight” between himself and current MW Champ and fellow P4P constant Anderson Silva. GSP has many times stated that if he makes the move up in weight class it will be permanent and only when he feels there is nothing left for him at Welterweight.  Having already defeated all of the top competition (BJ Penn, John Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Dan Hardy, etc.) in the division at least once and many of them multiple times, beating Shields seems like the last thing to do before setting sail for the new world. Shields plans to wipe his ass with GSP and D-Dubya’s plans and force St. Pierre to hang out at Welterweight just a bit longer. Current #1 contender Yushin Okami, the last man to “defeat” Anderson Silva, is likely rooting very hard for Shields to pull off the upset as a GSP win would most certainly wreck his title shot. So in a fight with title implications in two divisions, directly affecting no less than 6 fighters’ future fight plans, there is certainly a lot on the line. Jake Shields just might shake the world with a win but Vegas, the MMA community, and history all say that the Canadian Alien will do his regular thing  and pull off another win over a quality opponent. I’m sure Anderson Silva, BJ Penn, Jon Fitch,  and many many fans are rooting for a GSP victory. I’m also certain that Jake Shields’ friends in the “Scrap Pack” and the 209 and a few upset loving fans are probably the only people, aside from Yushin Okami and Jake himself, rooting for the Belt Collector to add more hardware to his trophy case.

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Strikeforce’s second round with CBS primetime network exposure is set to happen a short, 3 hour drive away from Memphis in Nashville, TN on April 17TH, 2010.  Just looking at this shaping fight card makes me so happy I could kick a baby into a fire and still smile.  The Headlining bout will be the Middleweight title fight between current champ Jake Shields and former UFC and PRIDE star Dan Henderson . Co-main event honors are shaping up to be Light Heavyweight title match between Gegard Mousasi and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The cherry on top will be another title fight, this one in the Lightweight division, between Gilbert Melendez and SHINYA AOKI!!!! That’s right, you read it correctly. Shinya is finally going to fight in the States, and its a 200 mile drive from my house!! To make things even better it is rumored that (#7 HW**) Andrei Arlovski, who just signed with Strikeforce, could be fighting “Bigfoot” (I’m guessing [#19 HW] Antonio “Junior”) Silva on the same card! Junior is the only Silva I know of on the Strikeforce roster in the HW division. I really hope nothing falls through on this card. I also hope that the rumor mill gets one thing wrong… Herschel Walker is rumored to fight some random ock named TBA. I wonder if this TBA is one of the 4 random ocks Mike Valley beat up. Either way I can’t wait to trek to Nashvegas and watch Shinya, Mousasi, and Hendo do work.

If you don’t know some of these names, I’d like to take this moment to issue my condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this truly trying time. The loss of one’s manhood can be a truly debilitating experience, and can leave you feeling worthless. As a courtesy and a supplement to prayer I cordially invite you to partake in some videos of the aforementioned world ranked fighters. Not a single person tagged in this post is ranked worse than 20th in the world in his respective division.

MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

JAKE SHIELDS, 8-0-0 #6 Middleweight in the world**

(note: you damn well better mute this video before pressing play!!!)

DAN HENDERSON, 25-7-0 #3 MW

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

GEGARD MOUSASI, 28-2-1 #2 LHW

MUHAMMED “KING MO” LAWAL, 6-0-0 #12 LHW

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

SHINYA AOKI, 23-4-0-1NC #2 LW

GILBERT MELENDEZ, 17-2-0 #8 LW

(note: crank the volume on this one or be forever labeled a bitch!)

** world rankings according to FIGHT! Magazine