Posted by frizzzlecake
It'd miss both of them. Great Grappling GateKeeper's and personally I love to see Fitch Grind on someone for a victory.
Shields back at 170 is also great GateKeeper, and his fight with Sexy was fun.
I too would miss both of them. I am admittedly a fan of Jake Shields'. And as far as never finishing, Shields, while still quite the winner of decisions, has several finishes. He doesn't hit hard, but his ground game is slick. His fight against Akiyama showed some improvement in his striking, the only real unfortunate thing is that he waited this long to start improving it so it realy is just about too little too late at this point in his career.
Fitch however, is already fairly well round and is a much more servicable striker than Shields is. His thing though is if his style of fighting isn't broken, why fix it? As boring as his style can be from time to time, it is just as much the other guys fault for not being able to stop it. Can you really blame Fitch for exploiting something they can't stop him from doing in order to win the fight?