Jake Shields (29-6) vs. Rory MacDonald (15-1)

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Maia was ranked #4 before Shields beat him. How does he do against #3 (Mac)?
     
  2. illegalnature

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    By shields decisioning/subbing him.
     
  3. Nelly

    Nelly Black Belt

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    I'd be cool with it because no matter who wins, a fighter I hate will lose.
     
  4. feedhimbrah

    feedhimbrah Orange Belt

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    Jake shields CANT beat gsp?
    I disagree sure its unlikely but shields could sneak a decision win on gsp on one of jakes good days
     
  5. Straight G

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    Easy work for Rory.
     
  6. 100 Not Out

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    Good fight for Ares. He will finish Jake and fight the winner of Hendo2/GSP v Condit for the title.
     
  7. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    I think Rory could keep it standing for enough of the fight and beat Jake up standing.

    Or Jake could blanket him.
     
  8. robbie

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    Rory would beat Shields by keeping the fight on the feet. Rory is light years ahead of Shields in terms of striking and explosive speed/power. If he can work on stuffing the TD with GSP at practice 6 days per week, he can stuff Shields in the cage. If the fight goes to the ground, you have to favor Shields for grinding a decision or getting a sub. Shields is very strong with his top control. Remember he beat Hendo although Hendo gassed and no longer fights like a wrestler, but he was an Olympian Silver Medal wrestler at one time.
     
  9. Priceinator

    Priceinator Old Gaming Wizard Double Yellow Card

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    Shields would get KO'd. Rory's too fast.
     
  10. MARTIAN

    MARTIAN Otherworldly Banned

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    Nope
     
  11. YesYesYes88

    YesYesYes88 Purple Belt

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    Shields has a very awkward and underrated striking. His jab is surprisingly good. He has high output as well. My money is on Shields via UD or submission.
     
  12. Pacemaker Joe

    Pacemaker Joe Silver Belt

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    Yea. Bitch all you want about the eyepokes (justifiably, IMO), but Jake came closer than anyone else to beating GSP in a decision since he became champ. It's unlikely, but he'd have a better chance than a lot of others.
     
  13. ostlerrage

    ostlerrage Black Belt

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    I think Rory takes it easily standing. He can keep in on the feet long enough to win. Jake's striking is terrible. Jakes only slim chance is a decision.
     
  14. Perrichet

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    Shields by submission
     
  15. Arcturus

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    MacDonald would put the beating of a lifetime on Shields.
     
  16. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    This will happen next, or Shields vs. Kim
     
  17. NoBiasJustMMA

    NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    MacDonald has to beat Lawler first which I don't think will happen. I think it's more likely that MacDonald ends up fighting Maia after he loses to Lawler.

    However if MacDonald does fight Shields he will beat him, he has a good jab and good takedown defense, as long as he doesn't initiate the grappling he will be able to avoid the takedowns from Shields.

    Shields' takedowns aren't all that great but his scambling is which is why he was able to beat Maia because Maia would initiate takedowns as well, which allowed Shields to get into scrambling situations more where he came out on top.
     
  18. ChangeIsComing

    ChangeIsComing Black Belt

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    Unlikely, if Macdonald did win it would be by using his jab for 3-5 rounds and avoiding any grappling or striking exchanges...much like what he did vs Ellenberger...he might be a little looser on the feet but doubt it.....those tri-start fighters love out pointing people.
     
  19. edisraw

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    not gonna lie Rory might catch the blanket treatment
     
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    I support this idea.
     

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