Originally Posted by Xyiencemma
So how does Shields throwing around Diaz and Gilbert as well as being strong have anything to do with the horrible striking of his that we are talking about? So Shields has good striking because he is strong and out grapples his teammates? Got it!
It doesnt. It was just a bit of insight on how good his grapling is. As far as his striking goes, dude busted gsp on the feet, who is one of the better strikers in ww. That should say it all. I will say it again its very easy being a critic when watching fights on tv, than actually being in one. I know from first hand. I am an amatuer mma fighter, and while i am working technique on a heavy bag or in sparring i look alright, but when i was in a fight, my techique looked so sloppy i hate to even watch it again. Granted i am nowhere near the same level as shields is, but nervousnes and fighting infront of a huge crowd, definitly has some effect on him, which is why he can look less then perfect. But if he would be fighting an amatuer i assure you it would be a much diiferent story. Lol at anyone here that thinks he has a chance against him on the feet