Jake Shields Breaks Down GSP vs. Johny Hendricks at UFC 167
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.06.2013
Shields would like to fight GSP for the title again…
UFC welterweight fighter Jake Shields recently gave his thoughts on the upcoming UFC welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks. Shields previously fought GSP for the title at UFC 129 and lost a unanimous decision. Shields is next set to face No. 4 ranked welterweight Demian Maia in the main event at UFC Fight Night 29 on October 9. Below are some highlights:
Shields' thoughts on St-Pierre vs. Hendricks: "St-Pierre vs. Hendricks is a good fight. I think it's a really exciting fight and one I want to watch. But ultimately, I think 'GSP' is so good at what he does. He's such a smart fighter."
Shields on how he thinks the fight will go and wanting to face GSP in a rematch: "I think 'GSP' will end up using his distance, range – his standup – and end up taking Hendricks down and wearing him down and winning a tough fight. I think 'GSP' is one of the greatest of all time; he's arguably the greatest of all-time. He always looks great, every fight, so to go out there and beat the guy? That's the guy I've wanted to fight for years. I fought him, and unfortunately I fell short. I would love to get another opportunity to fight him…I want to fight for the title again. That's why I'm fighting. This is a big fight, and you never really know where you're at, but this would put me a lot closer."