How many grapplers are better than Shields currently for MMA?

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  1. NBKondit** Banned Banned

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    Aoki
    Jacare
    Drysdale
    Werdum
    Weidman?
    DC?
    Davis?

    Anyone else? Maybe GSP
     
  2. EARLOBE Brown Belt

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    How many of those are in his weight class?
     
  3. MeatheadFighter Green Belt

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    Shields is better than Jacare for MMA.
     
  4. countswagula Gold Belt

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    Demian Maia for one, he got much better positions, defended and landed more takedowns.
     
  5. ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    Even GSP wanted no part of him on the ground.
     
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    Yeah thats why im hesitant to put him
     
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    Based on what?
    Not necessarily disagreeing, just asking.
     
  9. matheuss92 White Belt

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    Jacare adapted his BJJ to MMA in a way the no other fighter did
     
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    Many grapplers are better for mma than Jake.

    MMA, as a sport, is far better off with less Jake Shields and DHK's on its roster and more Bendo, Cain, KZ, Barao, Pettis, Jacare, etc...
     
  11. ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    You are insane.
     
  12. theheater Silver Belt

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    wrestling is apart of grappling. GSP by a mile

    jones, weidman, cormier, cain etc
     
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    Jacare is the only hope I guess now for a pro jui Jitsu guy to win the title, for awhile, unless Jake keeps going and does a strikeforce like run, in the UFC. Sad times for my favourite martial art.
     
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    This Maia loss sucks for Jiu Jitsu! Lol
     
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    Go Jake Shields ! Weird fight outcome. Thought Maia would have the slight edge before the fight started.
     
  16. Volizei Blue Belt

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    Aoki is a killer, you could make the argument for Penn too I suppose.
     
  17. PirateTetra Brown Belt

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    No.
     
  18. supernova Banned Banned

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    Sure guys. Dryhumping FTW!!!!!!1!


    :rolleyes:
     
  19. fortheo Steel Belt

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    I agree that just because jake edged out this victory, does not mean he is the better grappler. I think jake got the decision just because he was the one pushing the pace.
     
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    GSP has already outwrestled Shields once.
     

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