Dana White Breaks Down UFC 129’s Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields

April 27, 2011
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Many people are overlooking Jake Shields in his upcoming challenge of UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre at UFC 129 in Toronto. UFC president Dana White even says that only 18 percent of fans polled on UFC.com give Shields a chance to win the fight.

Many people also don’t know Shields beyond his recent entry into the Octagon. Those that look deeper know that he has been a champion in nearly every organization in which he has fought. He’s beaten such luminaries as Dan Henderson, Robbie Lawler, and Jason Miller. Shields even defeated current UFC fighters Carlos Condit and Yushin Okami… both in one night!

None of this has gotten past St-Pierre or his boss. In fact, White believes this is St-Pierre’s toughest test to date. White spoke one-on-one with us at MMAWeekly.com to break down the St-Pierre vs. Shields fight and answers the question about whether or not St-Pierre will have cleaned out his division – if he wins this weekend – opening the gates for a possible superfight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

  • MrAdidas

    I watched Prime Time & I didnt say “wow” & nor has it changed my mind about GSP breaking Shields face b/c of his NEW & IMPROVED stand up!!! Not sure why people are talking about Shields’s BJJ since he couldnt submit Hendo – while having him mounted for 4 rounds & couldnt submit Kampmann while having him mounted several times & having his back a few times as well. Hendo & Kampmann dont come close to the BJJ defence that GSP has, so please tell me again how hes going to submit GSP, when he coudlnt do it to Hendo or Kampmann?!? Shields better worry about GSP’s stand up, b/c the last guy who didnt (Koscheck) got his face broken!!!