Was thinking a lot about why Shields gets little to no respect here People shit on Shields here for whatever reason. I mean the guy can flat out grapple!! Maybe because he doesn't embrace the Gi? Coined "American JJ", to many decisions? I just don't get it. Shields wrestled and was a 2 time all American for a small college, got a scholarship to SF State to wrestle, started there with Cesar Gracie and the boys from the scrap pack. He has won big at Grapplers Quest, the Pans (even tho he doesn't train in the Gi), the Gracie Open and ADCC! Started training with Chuck Liddell before moving up to Cesar and FAIRTEX SF. Has a great MMA record he has achieved thru his grappling but still gets shit on in here.... But really all you have to do is look at his MMA record to see how good he is.....Since 2005 he has lost a total of twice, TWICE!!! Once in a 5 round Fight with GSP and once when got clipped vs. Ellenburger. And it's not like he is fighting nobodies either!! Ellenberger, GSP loses WINS Menne Condit Okami Burger Verissimo Pyle Thomson Daley Lawler Miller Henderson Kampmann Akiyama Herman Daley Maia So come on F12, Leave Jake Shields alone!!!!!!!!!