Georges St. Pierre was right. Shields hasn’t received an ‘L’ on his MMA career in six years, but he’s never faced a French-Canadian that has an extreme obsession with rubbing his nipples prior to a fight. If the logic going into tonight’s fight was Jake Shields was considered the number two welterweight in the world while Georges St. Pierre reigned as the greatest, by default it would mean that GSP is still the greatest welterweight in MMA.
You may disagree, but your opinion will not sway a globally accepted fact. Jake Shields managed to place a few strikes on GSP, enough to render his nose a crimson mess and his eye in some variation of a puffy, flesh-colored gummi bear. It was the most physical damage we’ve seen Georges St. Pierre sustain in years, and this all came from a guy people on the UG claimed they would outsrike. Sure you can question Jake Shields’ tactic tonight at UFC 129, but whatever plan that was executed was exactly what Cesar Gracie wanted going into the tonight’s fight. The guy has forgotten more about the fight game than we will ever know in our lifetime. It just didn’t work tonight. Greg Jackson and GSP’s gameplan was, apparently, far superior.
Props to Canada on hosting a monumental event and their champion still retaining the status of the best welterweight in MMA. Now I better go before Nick Diaz mean mugs the words from my monitor.