Jake Shields is a boring fighter. He’s a damn good fighter, make no mistake, but the former Strikeforce champ has gained very few fans over the years.
A large part of that is because of his boring fighting style. The “American Jiu-Jitsu” practitioner has formidable wrestling and excellent submission skills, but minimal striking skills and is rarely able to finish fights. A bigger part of that, though, is how he’s just generally a boring dude. He’s not an ex-convict or a cocky SOB or a national hero or anything else that would get fans to rally behind or against him.
That changed today, if only a little, at a BJJ competition. So what happened that suddenly made Jake Shields, of all people, interesting? Find out on the next page.
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