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Jake Shields: Cung Le showed his true colors by ducking me

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"I’m a little frustrated. I thought [Cung and I] were friends, but I kind of lost respect for him when he decided not to fight me and hand picked his [next] opponent. I expected it from him, honestly, because people for years were telling me that Cung Le was that way and would never fight with me, so he showed his true colors ... We have trained together and we both know what would happen, so I guess he would just prefer to give up his belt and pick fighters that he matches up well with. For a guy like me it’s hard to understand, because I try to test myself against the best."

Newly crowned Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields slams Cung Le for his decision to vacate the 185-pound title and agree to fight Scott Smith at "Evolution" on Dec. 19 rather than defend it against the surging jiu-jitsu phenom.

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Post #1   11/30/09 7:29:41PM   

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Cung Le finally got hit by Shamrock and realized , this hurts. There might be some truth to both sides of the story. I think Cung Le would probably be a huge underdog but I haven't seen Cung Le going around claiming to be a top ten fighter, I do think that Shields is a top 10 fighter but he'll never be a top 5 guy, and calling out Cung Le and dry humping Mayhem for 5 rounds isn't going to make him top 5. I would love to see what he does against somebody like Bisping. I think they are pretty similar in ability, but I think Bisping would destroy him.

Post #2   11/30/09 8:21:07PM   

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"For a guy like me it’s hard to understand, because I try to test myself against the best."

And thats why your signed with Strikeforce, right?

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If I was Cung Le and took all that time off, I wouldnt jump back against Shields. Even though Shields didnt look all impressive against Mayhem.

Plus Shields would just do the same thing that he did to miller, stand for 10 secs and shoot against Cung Le.

Post #4   11/30/09 8:50:59PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

If I was Cung Le and took all that time off, I wouldnt jump back against Shields. Even though Shields didnt look all impressive against Mayhem.

Plus Shields would just do the same thing that he did to miller, stand for 10 secs and shoot against Cung Le.



And Cung realizes it would be a boring fight.

Jake Shields would definitely beat Cung cus he would blanket him. Guaranteed he wont stand with Cung. If Jake thinks cung is ducking him, they should fight and agree 2 stand

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jake needs to chill cuz he keeps talking about how all these guys are duckin him and i know one guy named dan henderson is definetely game for shutting another loud mouth up.

Post #6   11/30/09 10:00:06PM   

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Posted by Aaronno9

"For a guy like me it’s hard to understand, because I try to test myself against the best."

And thats why your signed with Strikeforce, right?




He never signed with Strikeforce . Strikeforce purchased an agreement with ProElite to acquire certain EliteXC fighter contracts and video library.

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Can we make it a forum rule that "news" threads about Jake Shields accusing others of ducking him. What next at\ll the UFC fighters are ducking him?

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Posted by Rush

Can we make it a forum rule that "news" threads about Jake Shields accusing others of ducking him. What next at\ll the UFC fighters are ducking him?



That is why every MW and WW that is in the UFC decided to go their instead of SF right????

Post #9   11/30/09 11:05:59PM   

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Jake is talking real tough right now.
Hopefully Strikeforce can put a middlewieght division together so he can back this up.
Non UFC fighters that can fight MW that would be a good fight include but not limited to:
Jacare
Lindland
Lietes(would destroy him IMHO)
Rosholt
Jorge Santiago
Mamed Khalidov
Misaki
Heiron

It is wide open for Strikeforce right now.

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Posted by StorminYourman

Jake is talking real tough right now.
Hopefully Strikeforce can put a middlewieght division together so he can back this up.
Non UFC fighters that can fight MW that would be a good fight include but not limited to:
Jacare
Lindland
Lietes(would destroy him IMHO)
Rosholt
Jorge Santiago
Mamed Khalidov
Misaki
Heiron

It is wide open for Strikeforce right now.



Lietes would be great! Oh I agree Lietes would own him.

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Posted by postman


Posted by Rush

Can we make it a forum rule that "news" threads about Jake Shields accusing others of ducking him. What next at\ll the UFC fighters are ducking him?



That is why every MW and WW that is in the UFC decided to go their instead of SF right????




But of course. They are all ducking Jake.

Post #12   12/1/09 7:39:12PM   

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funny that Jake is criticizing someone for "hand picking" an opponent when all he ever does is call out people he knows he can beat and accuse them of ducking him if they don't sign up to fight him immediately.

lol, "I like to test myself against the best" Sure you do, Jake. Sure you do.

Post #13   12/2/09 1:05:42AM