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post #4501 of 5436
I didn't notice any of it live, but watching the fight now, it's clear how much of Shields' 'striking' was just cheap shots. That's the most obvious evidence I could find a picture of, but there are quite a lot of offending shots. Would like to see GSP call him out on it but I really doubt GSP is the type to stir controversy like that.
post #4502 of 5436
Fans were hard on GSP after the fight but i rewatched it and seriously?

GSP absolutely toyed with him in the beginning, Shields had nothing, GSP was going for the strikes all the way, then got his eye poked and still dominated with one eye.
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post #4504 of 5436
Nice: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_yl...d12e7495855ded

Edgar Maynard off for UFC 130. Rampage v. Hamill and Mir vs. Nelson are now main events.

I don't know what it is, but there have been a lot of guy getting hurt in training camp lately.
post #4505 of 5436
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post
Nice: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_yl...d12e7495855ded

Edgar Maynard off for UFC 130. Rampage v. Hamill and Mir vs. Nelson are now main events.

I don't know what it is, but there have been a lot of guy getting hurt in training camp lately.

I actually like the Rampage/Hamill matchup a lot.

Nelson v Mir I expect to be awesome too, with fatass coming out on top.

Definitely ordering this card.
post #4506 of 5436
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This shite REALLY pisses me off. I didn't watch the fight but what a PUSSY!
post #4507 of 5436
The eye is a very small target .Factor that with the fact the person is moving and it becomes even harder to hit unintentionally. Jake had to have deliberately been aiming for it and practicing it during camp to be able to pull it off that well.

I've trained with mma fighters in the past and i never once saw any of them poke each others eyes during all those training sessions and i've never once done it myself in over a decade of training

The guys a dirty bastard plain and simple.You can even see him in those gifs looking to see if his fingers are going in his eye. LOL
post #4508 of 5436
No doubt he is a dirty bastard. But:

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Originally Posted by Barnabus View Post
The eye is a very small target .

The eye is a pretty big and easy target when you factor in five fingers, so whether he was necessarily practicing it or not I don't know.
post #4509 of 5436
Well, Jake does train with Chuck "The Eyes-man" Liddell.
post #4510 of 5436
^lol
post #4511 of 5436
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Originally Posted by mfrege View Post
No doubt he is a dirty bastard. But:



The eye is a pretty big and easy target when you factor in five fingers, so whether he was necessarily practicing it or not I don't know.

For most of those attacks minus the raking pitch slap poke to the eye he was using solely his thumb




In this one you can see him keeping all of his fingers closed minus his thumb. they don't teach you that in boxing or muay thai i can say that much.
post #4512 of 5436
^ How come people aren't making this a bigger deal? I really don't like this "scrap pack" gym that Melendez, Diaz, Diaz and Shields.

Also, I didn't hear from anyone else who watched the fight, but did anyone give Shields a round, because I didn't (just restating).
post #4513 of 5436
Slopho-

most of those guys come into practice injured. The train hard and injury is part of the job. I believe if they have more fights they would get injured less because they wouldn't have to push themselves they way they do in training.
It's kind of backwards but they train harder to compensate for lack of "real" ring time.
post #4514 of 5436
That's awfully counterintuitive but I can see how it makes sense. So really the only thing keeping these guys from fighting once a month is the UFC's schedule/payroll?
post #4515 of 5436
It's actually not that difficult to get raked in the eyes if your opponent has his hands open, and is not really looking to land, but just to catch and counter, or, in Jake's case, catch and clinch. It's happened to me a fair number of times over the years. It's just one of those unfortunate things about using the open fingered gloves.

Re. Jake in particular, I dunno. Although his friends are assholes, he has always had a reputation as a decent guy.

I did like seeing Rory MacDonald supplex Nate Diaz 3 times in under a minute though.
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