Finally saw Maia vs Shields

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  1. Hallzzz

    Hallzzz Purple Belt

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    What a fun fight. Why aren't people talking more about that fight?

    Also I knew jake was good on the ground but that was jaw dropping. Shields needs to fight rory
     
  2. mrsinister

    mrsinister Brown Belt

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    It was boring. Maia gave up two rounds because he apparently thought the rafters were interesting.
     
  3. Redhawks100

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    It wasn't that entertaining. Shields' reversal was slick as hell though, and it was funny seeing Maia get the best of Shields on the feet. Maia really should have just let it stay on the feet...
     
  4. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Fun fight? Even for the snobbiest of MMA fans it was pretty dull after the first.
     
  5. Hallzzz

    Hallzzz Purple Belt

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    IMO 3rd round has a case for round of the year
     
  6. Kanster

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    Shields would dominate Rory.
     
  7. PRIDEoftheUFC**

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    I liked the first 3 rounds.

    The 4th and 5th wound up boring though, i'll admit that. Decent fight overall, I found it Shields neutralizing Maia interesting

    edit: lol'd hard at Konster's av, good stuff
     
  8. boltport

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    you're subjective opinion is objectively wrong. Which is kind of impressive.

    It wasn't a great fight.
     
  9. PivotalDisorder

    PivotalDisorder Banned Banned

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    but Rory has K1 level striking
     
  10. PRIDEoftheUFC**

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    And Shields doesn't?
     
  11. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Shields likely loses to Rory. It was a decent fight, though. Not action packed, but the grappling was interesting.
     
  12. Kanster

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    Shields been had K1 striking though.
     
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  13. elzar

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    bud, i'm with you. i thought it was pretty interesting to watch. i thought it was a very good free card main event. and it really could have gone either way. i was impressed with shields--what a nice win for him.
     
  14. pitchking

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    i thought it was a great fight!! whoever doesnt think so must not fully appreciate mma. that was two of the best in the world going at it
     
  15. crlkllr

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    It was a decent fight, about as exciting as I expected.
     
  16. insomniatric

    insomniatric I hate my username.

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    Some interesting moments but overall a pretty dull fight.

    And I'm not saying that because it was heavy grappling. I love the ground game, but that just wasn't a very entertaining fight for me.
     
  17. Non

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    Fight was as dull as watching paint dry. We got to see Shields incredible ground game to stall the fight and Maia's excellent kickboxing when it became apparent Shields was going to do nothing but hold on to guard.
     
  18. atxmmafan

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    i thought the fact that fitch just sat on his ass doing nothing but defent the choke for 15 min and that shields was hitting those slick reversals spoke for itself. shields 123 though.
     
  19. Donutdude

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    Awesome AV.

    By the way, I really enjoyed the fight. It was interesting seeing two elite grapplers battling it out and it was kinda the fight I expected. Going in everyone was hoping for a ground battle and that's what they got.
     
  20. EndlessCritic

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    the fight lacked ebb and flow, and maia did a poor job of returning to his feet when he got taken down.
     

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