Posted by Kpro
Obviously you are missing the point.
And yet you are unable or unwilling to help me explain???
Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
I absolutely loved that fight . shields put on a grappling clinic . Just beautiful to watch !!!!!
I love grappling more than a lot of people, but I thought that fight was just painful to watch. For one reason, I didn't think Jake ever put Miller in a position of real danger. Another, I think is the tight Gracie JJ style. Not that I am criticizing the style, but it isn't the most dynamic style out there. I didn't mind the transitions from side to mount (though I feel most of them were given up by Miller rather than Jake positioning on his own (which was a little frustrating for me). However, there was way to much time spent on the fence with Miller sitting and Jake doing nothing but preventing Miller from getting up.
Mind you a lot of it was Miller too. He was too wide open, when I think his game plan should have been using his size and Jakes lack of standup to his advantage. Miller also needs to learn to defend the single leg takedown properly. He kept pushing Jakes head down when he should ahve been pushing it to the side and pushing off his hips to change Jake's direction of centre movement.
As I said, I can appreciate the ground game more than most people. but I do expect serious attempts at trying to finish the guy, not ride out the clock and hope that you opponent makes a fatal mistake. That may have worked in the old UFC days, but not now.