Jake shields:"When you start thinking about losing your eyes, you do get scared"

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  1. Hazuki Ryo

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    Nice Jake shields interview. It's a bit of a long read but it starts from his downfall after losing to palhares.

    "Palhares had pressed his thumbs into Shields’ eyes. Referee Steve Mazzagatti warned the Brazilian and threatened a point deduction in the second round. In the closing seconds of the frame, Palhares again attacked the eyes. No point was taken."


    “I had to think about fighting again,” he added. “I seriously thought about whether or not this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. When you get thumbed in the eye, it gets kind of scary when you can’t see. When you start thinking about losing your eyes, you do get scared"

    He then talks about his debut in MMA, his first time in Japan with Nick Diaz before facing hayato sakurai, and how they did not get any help over there from the locals.

    http://m.sherdog.com/news/articles/Jake-Shields-An-Unexpected-Journey-115255#/slide/1

    Have a good read if you're motivated!
     
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  2. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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  3. Readybodisready

    Readybodisready Banned Banned

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    The guy who nearly blinded GSP for life is still crying about this? Wow getting submitted for the first time in HL-reel fashion by a guy he hates really crushed his ego and he can't let go. This is worse than Rockhold-Vitor.
     
  4. Schoolboy Q

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    Karma is a bitch. War GSP.
     
  5. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    ah well, Shields only has awful striking technique, doesnt take away the fact that he should have be deduced a point vs Georges at least. Paul Harris on the other hand is challenged and has done some illegal damage on purpose.
     
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  6. Abazzdeboom

    Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    He still has a good sight

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  7. Lil Smokie

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    Okay Jake...

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  8. Readybodisready

    Readybodisready Banned Banned

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    Remember some time before this? His interview at the commission after the Palhares fight. "I'm such a class act I would never do anything to disrespect the sport bla bla bla" I mean he went on and on about what a gentleman he is. Then his true coffee throwing, laptop stealing vandalizing nature comes out again.
     
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    True
    And note that this dumbass is the only one dressed up green all the other have one of Nate's black tee collection, only one green fly
     
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    I feel the same. Jakes thing was more or less a referee error Pauls thing was him trying to rip out Jakes eyes
     
  11. ryanrandy

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    Its his first fight back and giving an interview so of course hes going to get asked about it, relax a little man. If you cant see the difference between a couple accidental eye pokes and someone repeatedly gouging someones eyes almost out than you got issues
     
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    lmao, he was going for that dudes mac & he throws like the way he strikes - stiff & uninspiring.
     
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    Readybodisready Banned Banned

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    You can keep trying to lessen the severity of Jake's pokes but he clearly had his fingers out for a long duration of the fight and poked GSP over and over again so bad he couldn't even see from one eye after the fight. If you would completely brush that off with "Aww just a couple accidental pokes" then YOU got issues pal.
     
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    Ahh yes, the fight where the goat ended GSP's streak of rounds won. GSP's lucky that fight happened in Canada cause we all know who won that fight.
     
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    Paul Harris is dirty as hell.
     
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    HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

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    Jake is awkward enough at striking that I'm not entirely sure he eyepoked GSP on purpose.

    Whereas we know it was intentional with Palhares.
    Why was he reaching for the laptop anyway?

    Is Shields scum enough that he'd throw someone's laptop? And at other people to boot?

    Or was there something there, like maybe a mouse, that he wanted to toss? That'd still be bad, but better.
     
  18. Readybodisready

    Readybodisready Banned Banned

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    I think it's hilarious how Shields fans sound like lawyers when they defend his horrid actions. "Sure my client was the cause of all these terrible things happening, but do we know for sure that it was his real intention?"
     
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    Throws water bottles just like he throws punches; like a girl.
     
  20. rad

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    He's playing the victim
    . Shields had no qualms about blinding eyes when he threw hot coffee at the 202 presser.
     

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