Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ReadWrite, Oct 10, 2013.
Maia was ranked #4 before Shields beat him. How does he do against #3 (Mac)?
By shields decisioning/subbing him.
I'd be cool with it because no matter who wins, a fighter I hate will lose.
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
Easy work for Rory.
Good fight for Ares. He will finish Jake and fight the winner of Hendo2/GSP v Condit for the title.
I think Rory could keep it standing for enough of the fight and beat Jake up standing.
Or Jake could blanket him.
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.
Shields would get KO'd. Rory's too fast.
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.
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.
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.
Shields by submission
MacDonald would put the beating of a lifetime on Shields.
This will happen next, or Shields vs. Kim
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.
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.
not gonna lie Rory might catch the blanket treatment
I support this idea.
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