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Chuck Liddell Thinks Jake Shields Will Upset Georges St. Pierre

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Chuck Liddell knows a thing or two about defending a championship. The "Iceman" captured the UFC light-heavyweight title and held it for two years before relinquishing the crown. Georges St. Pierre has held a UFC belt even longer. He won the undisputed welterweight title in April 2008, so a successful title defense over Jake Shields at this weekend's UFC 129 will make it three years and counting at the top.

Liddell, though, has his doubts about St. Pierre getting there. In a Monday interview on The MMA Hour, Liddell said he thinks the challenger is likely to walk away with the belt.

"I'm siding with Jake," Liddell said. "Jake's going to have to take him down. I'm expecting him to be in great shape for the fight. He'll be in great shape for GSP. But yeah, I expect him to take him down and finish him."

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Post #1   4/26/11 6:00:49PM   

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There was a time almost EVERYONE thought Jeremy Horn was going to beat Chuck for a second time. Fighters are awful at picking fights.

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I want Jake Shields to win just so Chuck can be right. It'd be a small victory for the Iceman.....

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I think Jake is in GSP's head. GSP is worried about him. It was clear in the Primetime videos that GSP is scared of going to the ground with Jake. If Jake can be Hendo he surely can beat GSP.

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I don't know why so many people are ruling jake out
If he gets a hold of gsp its over !!
Last time gsp defended a sub was years ago and I doubt
He practices it a lot.

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Henderson might be much stronger than GSP but GSP is a much better athlete and much more rounded. Shields is going to have to finish GSP if he plans on leaving with the belt, he has the ability to get the job done, but make no mistake Shields has never faced anybody on GSP's level as an MMA fighter.

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I love Chuck. But, it just won't happen. I wouldn't have ruled Shields out of this fight before his fight with Kampmann, but after watching him struggle in that fight, all the doubt I had with picking St. Pierre vanished.

I know it was Shield's first cut down to Welterweight, and he might be a little comfortable with it this time around, but I just don't think he will be comfortable enough to handle GSP. GSP is the best at what he does, and he does everything. GSP was defeated when he took his opponent lightly, and he hasn't done it since. Watching Primetime proves he isn't taking Shields lightly, either. I just don't see any chance of Shields winning.

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Posted by FastKnockout

I love Chuck. But, it just won't happen. I wouldn't have ruled Shields out of this fight before his fight with Kampmann, but after watching him struggle in that fight, all the doubt I had with picking St. Pierre vanished.

I know it was Shield's first cut down to Welterweight, and he might be a little comfortable with it this time around, but I just don't think he will be comfortable enough to handle GSP. GSP is the best at what he does, and he does everything. GSP was defeated when he took his opponent lightly, and he hasn't done it since. Watching Primetime proves he isn't taking Shields lightly, either. I just don't see any chance of Shields winning.




While it's very well likely GSP took Hughes and Serra lightly, I feel his nerves had a bigger part to play than his work ethic.
I'm picking GSP to win this fight, but if Shields was to sweep the rug out from under him it wouldn't suprise me.

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Chuck & Jake are boys of course Liddell is going to pick his friend to beat GSP.

Post #9   4/26/11 8:02:24PM   

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Chuck thinks that cuz they are buds.....a tad biased.

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I think Shields is horribly overrated...very good yes, but not GSP good

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People really need to see past how Shields is bing hyped right now. Of course he is a great fighter but he barely just beat Kampman.

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Posted by BigIP

I think Jake is in GSP's head. GSP is worried about him. It was clear in the Primetime videos that GSP is scared of going to the ground with Jake. If Jake can be Hendo he surely can beat GSP.



I'm saying this as someone who is not a gsp fan, as you could tell if you went through any of my gsp posts but you see fear I see gsp trying to sell jake to the average fan. He knows he's the draw so he needs people to believe this guy is a threat and they should order the ppv. jake is a beast and double the fighter hardy is but no where near as marketable so gsp is doing his part to get people to care about this fight especially cause jake has only had 1 fight in the ufc. (and unimpressive at that)

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Posted by Bloodhound

Chuck & Jake are boys of course Liddell is going to pick his friend to beat GSP.



My thoughts too!!!!

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Chuck was probabaly drunk when he made this prediction.

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