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If you missed the final episode of UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Shields last night, here’s your hook-up.
In this instalment we get to see Jake Shields juggling being father and a fighter.
Of perhaps more interest is that, while training with UFC light heavyweight prospect and former Division I wrestler Phil Davis, Shields did pretty well controlling Mr. Wonderful on the ground. Davis remarked that although he had no problem getting Shields to the ground, he couldn’t hold him there or retain control over the Cesar Gracie black belt — which is something he says he’s never had a problem with before. Sure GSP will probably get Shields down, but the question Saturday night will be what he is able to do when he does.
St-Pierre seems to be putting a lot of focus on his striking – primarily his boxing, which could be an indicator that he wants to keep the fight on the feet where he holds a definitive edge. In spite of his proclamation that he isn’t worried about being on the mat with Shields, doing so would be akin to playing Russian Roulette since there’s a chance he may be surprised.