Johnny, Jake Shields, and Josh in bitter twitter quarrel

source: The Underground Blog

Ariel Helwani broke the news that the next challenger to George St-Pierre's Welterweight title was going to be Nick Diaz.

Many fans felt schizophrenic, elated at the prospect of GSP vs. Diaz, but also left feeling that Johnny Hendricks is the legitimate contender, and should not have been stepped over.

Among those most ardently feeling the latter sentiment was Hendricks himself, who is on a five-fight win streak, that includes 3 consecutive victories over top 10 opponents, in the last year alone. Hendricks took his feelings to twitter:

Johny Hendricks @JohnyHendricks
Asking all fans to let Dana White know you don't agree! GSP says he wants Diaz next.

UFC President Dana White did not take long to respond:

Dana White @danawhite
I agree that u deserve it and u will get ur shot

However, Diaz's teammate Jake Shields was not so amenable.

Jake Shields @jakeshieldsajj
@johnyhendricks quit crying. Nicks done more than you. Its cool you beat my old punching bags at AKA but I think you need to fight me next

Shields, who went 2-2 as a Welterweight in the UFC recently moved back to Middleweight, but is apparently contemplating a return to Welter.

Then Josh Koscheck got into it.

Josh Koscheck ‏@JoshKoscheck
Personal Perspective is not always reality!! @jakeshieldsajj

Chris ‏@ChrisWhite209
@JoshKoscheck No body is a company man if you fight. You're a fighter. Nothing more. Like Jon Jones, saying he's a "company man"...

Josh Koscheck ‏@JoshKoscheck
Company MAN?? 8/12/12, it was announced that @jakeshieldsajj had failed his drug test at UFC 150 & he was subsequently fined & suspended

Josh Koscheck ‏@JoshKoscheck
Since you kicked Jon & my ass @jakeshieldsajj why don't you step up & fight my boy @LukeRockhold ?? He's a 185lber!!!! lol

Add in Mayhem Miller and a few others and we can do the Strikeforce Brawl all over again, on Twitter.


tags: UFC   Jake Shields (detail)  Johnny Hendricks   Dana White      Josh Koscheck (detail)  


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sitchpack site profile image  

12/10/12 7:32 AM by sitchpack

Shields has done more in the UFC than Hendricks, he has fought higher caliber opponents. Hendricks has only had 2 ok flash KOs and JUST split decisioned Koscheck, and pierce. Everyone else he has fought has been bottom of thr barrell, so who gives a fuck if he has 9 wins in the UFC.

BrianStannFan site profile image  

12/10/12 7:28 AM by BrianStannFan

jake shields is about as relevant in the ufc as jason miller... (the guy who basically choked him out)   shields has nothing for hendricks... he is a poor man's jon fitch

GelderdEnd site profile image  

12/10/12 7:23 AM by GelderdEnd

I never said my opinion counted haha, but were all entitled to one, no need to get upset about it

Stan Dan Wang site profile image  

12/9/12 1:56 PM by Stan Dan Wang

he almost died.

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12/8/12 6:28 PM by irishman84

I wasnt referring to the GSP/ Diaz fight thats why i used (A, B, X, etc). My point was that calling one fighter the legit #1 contender (Hendrix for example) and acting like its some travesty when he's passed over, makes zero sense, at least philosophically. I'll give you a few of the reasons this is the case IMO:1) Timing: unlike with some other mainstream sports, the nature combat sports doesn't tend to indulge as frequent competition for the individual athlete and as a result the average fighter only records 3-4 fights a year. Also, unlike MS sports, CS promotions arent putting on fights every weekend, though we are slowly moving in that direction. Similarly, whereas Football, Basketball, and Baseball games are taking place in cities of every state across the country and schedules are in place before the season even begins, CS events are by comparison, almost rare. The process by which a "supposed" legitimate/ clear #1 contender becomes apparent is a gradual one and can't be predicted with any certainty while in MS sports no such uncertainty exists. It is well known from the beginning of the season exactly when and how the challenger and challenger (no champion) will be established. Individual sports are a completely different animal relative to team sports. Team sports with their pre-playoffs schedules laid out and their television rights deals, hometown stadiums, and any other revenue sources well established. 2nd string/ replacement players, unions, long histories full of precedent, trial and error, lessons well learned. While even MS sports dont always produce a champion equal to the best team possible with their divisions, funny scheduling, and wild cards, the title contention dynamics in CS are even more vulnerable to random variables. The fact is that if you really look back and break it down, even the combat sports system is successful in making the logical title fights probably 9 times out of 10, but when that 10th title fight does make considerations whether due to timing, injury, revenue, or as in this case the preference of the champion, its extremely retarded of fans to bitch and cry corruption/ injustice when in truth, 90% is an over-achievement to say the least.

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12/8/12 5:48 PM by CindyO

LOLOL!!!   Cindy

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12/8/12 5:42 PM by The Mad King

Trying to stay relevant

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12/8/12 5:41 PM by Bearded Collie Herds Orca

Shields took Hendo's power shots at 185, I don't think Hendricks has anything new for him.

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12/8/12 5:37 PM by Megatherium


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12/8/12 5:02 PM by Lord Nitemare

Fight space, you need to get a grip on reality dude. You're going to waste your money because you somehow feel as if you're proving a point when you're're just coming off as a retard.