Shields: I want to be #1 contender by end of '12

source: mmamania.com
 

"I'm feeling great about my opponent. [Akiyama] is someone that I should match up good against. I just wanna have a great year.

"2011 wasn't my best year and I just wanna get back on track and get a couple of big wins to get myself lined back up for another title shot. I would like to be the number one contender by the end of 2012.

"Right now I wanna see Nick [Diaz} go out there and take that belt and then I'll worry about what I'm gonna do from there."

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Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

12/23/11 2:03 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Shields will never get another title shot in UFC.

KickDouble site profile image  

12/23/11 1:56 PM by KickDouble

For all of the hate that Jake gets, he still always seems to pull through and come out on top. I think that he seems to do his best when he is the underdog... With the amount of hate he's getting now that he has a couple of losses, I bet he'll work his ass off and come back strong.I love the Diaz VS Condit fight, and I expect that we'll see a lot of excitement in the WW division in 2012. Can't wait!

Lite site profile image  

12/23/11 1:38 PM by Lite

Shields is considered far and away the most dangerous fighter at 170 by most optometrists.

xtrordinaire site profile image  

12/22/11 7:59 PM by xtrordinaire

i used to dislike shields but only because he was over hyped for a while but i never really thought he was that great. if he works hard on his stand up maybe but i dont see him top 10

Blackbeltpanda site profile image  

12/22/11 7:54 PM by Blackbeltpanda

Shields should beat sexy with ease.

Chaz Johnson site profile image  

12/22/11 7:10 PM by Chaz Johnson

He beat Hendo it was boring but eh mma is strange

Gullivers Travels site profile image  

12/22/11 5:21 PM by Gullivers Travels

I wouldn't be surprised if he beats Akiyama, but he's in the big leagues now and I don't expect to see him near the belt any time soon. You can only win for so long with standup as bad as his.

fob bob site profile image  

12/22/11 5:04 PM by fob bob

you've seen is stand up right? i don't even want to watch this guy... jon fitch category

32Hunter site profile image  

12/22/11 4:10 PM by 32Hunter

Easy win for Jake imo.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

12/22/11 4:05 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

He needs a few wins, or he might be back to SF.