Shields: I want to submit Akiyama

by Gregory Chase | source:

GC: In what ways have you prepared for Akiyama, and is there anything new that went on in your camp for this particular fight?

JS: Mostly the same training. I am always trying to tweak things and make some little changes. I trained with [Michael] Bisping for a week, been out in Florida here training with the guys out here in Imperial. No big changes, but I really want to go out there and pressure him and fight and make him tap out.

GC: So you’re going to be looking for a submission?

JS: Yeah, of course. If something else comes, of course, I’ll take it. But I’m a submission fighter, so I would love to go out there and tap him.

GC: Now you describe that style as “American Jiu-Jitsu,” could you go into further detail as to why you call it that?

JS: Yeah, well I never train with a G.I., so my style is more of a mix between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and American wrestling. I took the two and kind of fused them. There are a lot of guys who have done both, but I have really mixed the two and turned it into one thing, which is kind of an American Jiu-Jitsu.

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Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

2/12/12 2:18 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Shields and Sexy are both on the cutting table. Shields trained with the king Bisping though, so Sexy is in trouble.

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2/12/12 11:18 AM by Jsteven

great fight i hope they give Akiyama more fights at 170 if he loses.

Binson site profile image  

2/12/12 10:51 AM by Binson

Of course hes top 5 he lost to GSP and just got caught by ellenberger, he beats virtually everyone in the WW division.

mkou site profile image  

2/12/12 10:30 AM by mkou

The way they've matched up Akiyama has been very odd. Don't know if they expected big things from him then? Maybe win against a big name and get into title contention. Go to Japan and profit. If he loses, well he's still marketable in the asian market which doesn't care as much for fighter's record.

KC007 site profile image  

2/12/12 10:25 AM by KC007

Unfortunately, Shields cannot out sexy this.

willienugget site profile image  

2/12/12 9:58 AM by willienugget

Jake will power through a few successive takedown attempts, will secure one with relentlessness. He'll fluidly work to mount and work a finish with relative ease. This is an easy night for Jake.

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2/12/12 12:28 AM by rockyrocks90

When has akiyama been taken down.....waits patiently.that being said jake jabs to a boring decision win.

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2/12/12 12:22 AM by MiamiJ

Sexy by KO

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2/12/12 12:21 AM by The Last Emperor

Akiyama: I want to knock out Shields.