Melendez: Shields will be on top of Nick Diaz everyday to prep for GSP's top game

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Jay Jay, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada



    Summary

    -Nate Diaz is really passionate about getting his brother ready for UFC 158
    -Melendez believes Jake Shields has the best top game in the division. Shields is going to be on top of Nick Diaz everyday so that Diaz knows how to deal with GSP in top position*
    -Believes a 178lbs division would be ideal for Shields, but he's supportive of Shields in either 170lbs or 185lbs


    *IMO, Shields is the best guy to have on your side when it comes to prepping for GSP's ground game. I believe, Shields is the more technical grappler from top, but I believe GSP is stronger, so there is a subtle difference in their style, but nonetheless, I think Shields is as good as it gets when it comes to emulating GSP's top game
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  2. fluxdispatcher

    fluxdispatcher Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    0
    And GSP was on top of Shields all day. GSP will beat Nick easily.
     
  3. Thanos

    Thanos Courting Death

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    6,123
    Likes Received:
    1,183
    Location:
    Titan
    they should bring in Brock lesnar instead
     
  4. axewand

    axewand Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    883
    Likes Received:
    1
    Literally?
     
  5. dsktje

    dsktje Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Holland
    nohomie
     
  6. MrKilroyT

    MrKilroyT Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    3,369
    Likes Received:
    1
    Soooo....

    Nick is a bottom.
     
  7. ImPitPatPuncher

    ImPitPatPuncher Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,413
    Likes Received:
    12
    GSP wasn't on top of Shields at any point of the fight.
    Don't make shit up dude.
     
  8. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Two things:

    1) Your statement is false. GSP was NOT on top of Shields all day. The ground exchange was very short-lived.

    2) We are comparing GSP's top game vs Shields' top game. I don't recall Shields ever being on top of GSP in that fight, so your talking point isn't all that relevant to begin with
     
  9. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    83,968
    Likes Received:
    41,098
    Location:
    Constellation Funk.
    It will make no difference. Georges will still be on top of Nick for twenty-two minutes.
     
  10. Enlightened Ego**

    Enlightened Ego** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NYC
    shields in thailand...

    seems only fitting
     
  11. Dookieshoes**

    Dookieshoes** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Black Mountain, NC
    Thread title sounds homoerotic.
     
  12. So, Nick's cry to David Terrell went unanswered?

    After Nick defeated Baby Jay he grabbed the Mike from Joe and asked David to help him prepare for Georges. Did his Cesar Gracie brother in arms not answer the call?
     
  13. ElCasca

    ElCasca Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,440
    Likes Received:
    8,190
    Location:
    Strasbourg, France
    GSP usually train with Estima and Rogger, maybe he will bring one of them to the camp. Shields isnt in the same universe of BJJ comparing to those two
     
  14. Karelinator

    Karelinator Bulgarian pursuittt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    19,339
    Likes Received:
    10,162
    Location:
    Beskid niski
    Well, if 'all day' means 'for 20 seconds' then yes. :wink:...
     
  15. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Not sure.

    But I think Shields is going to do a better job of emulating GSP's top game anyhow. Shields has systematically grapple-fucked legit BJJ Black Belts such as Mayhem Miller & Ed Herman from top position.

    If Nick can deal with Shields from that position, I think he's going to be able to make it interesting vs Georges off of his back.
     
  16. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    25,932
    Likes Received:
    37,133
    Location:
    Qc City
    That might prepare Nick well to prevent GSP from improving his position easily but certainely not against the power and efficiency of the GnP LOL.
     
  17. Surepuppy**

    Surepuppy** White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diaz knows he's not winning. Hes already said he's ready to take his ass whooping from GSP and take his money. He knows he's fucked. I'm a fan of neither fighter but will support GSP in this one. Diaz is trashy classless fighter IMO.
     
  18. ^^^I don't think Shields will be reigning down elbows and punches during the preparation. My suggestion to simulate reality would be for them to get some animal plasma for their rolling sessions because it's a lot harder to catch a sub when covered in that stuff:)

    Still...David should have answered his plea
     
  19. ImPitPatPuncher

    ImPitPatPuncher Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,413
    Likes Received:
    12
    GSP's GnP won't be effective in this fight.
    Nick has underrated striking defense off his back.
     
  20. RaskeDanzig

    RaskeDanzig Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    6,111
    Likes Received:
    2,302
    Location:
    East Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks for letting us all know you didn't even watch that fight.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.