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Jake Shields was recently interviewed by Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show about his fight Saturday night against Yoshihiro Akiyama, live from Japan, on PPV.

“I think this is the correct weight for him,” Shields said of Akiyama's drop to 170 from 185, following three straight losses. “You never know how he’s going to drop the weight, but if he drops it correctly, he’ll be faster and probably in better shape down here. I’m expecting a tough fight. Even though he’s coming off a couple of losses, he’s a great fighter.”

2011 was a year of loss for Jake Shields. Early in the year, he lost his first fight since 2004, in a failed title shot vs GSP. Late in the year he lost via stoppage to Jake Elenberger. And during the summer he lost his father and manager Jack Shields.

“It was really a tough time period with that going on and I had the fight coming up and then losing the fight on top of it,” Shields said. “It was a really tough couple of months for me. I wasn’t feeling good for a couple of months, but I got myself back together. I’ve been training really hard and now I feel great. I’m ready to go out there and bounce back strong in 2012.”

“Of course I’ve been working a lot of standup, but ideally I’d like to get this to the ground at some point,” he said. “I’m going to try to stand with him and try to take him down and submit him. Taking him down is not an easy task. No one’s really taken him down in the UFC yet. He’s got really strong hips. … He’s got great throws and good hands, but I think his missing element is sometimes his submissions.”

“They do have submissions in judo. You can’t get too cocky and be like, ‘Oh, I can leave things out there.’ I think my submissions are certainly better than his, but he is a guy good enough that if you’re stupid and make a mistake, he can catch you.”

A further consideration for Shields is Akiyama's reputation for cheating, perhaps most notoriously for a fight vs. Sakuraba in which he slathered himself in six bottles of slippery lotion; the bout was eventually declared a No Contest. The accusations predate Akiyama's entry into MMA, with multiple complaints about a slippery gi when he competed in Judo. The

“He is a guy that has shown that he’ll cheat any opportunity he gets," said Shields. "But I think the UFC’s pretty good, and hopefully they’ll have good inspectors out there watching him and making sure he doesn’t try to do anything dirty.”

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What has akiyama done that's dirty? Getting triangled by leben? Phone Post
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Thats rich coming from the eye poker. Phone Post
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RandyDarsh -  What has akiyama done that's dirty? Getting triangled by leben? Phone Post

 When he fought Saku he coated himself in lotion so when he began to sweat he was impossible to grab.  During the fight Saku kept yelling "he's slippery" at the ref, ended up losing, but then they found out that he applied like 6 bottles to his body before the fight and it was ruled a NC.
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RandyDarsh -  What has akiyama done that's dirty? Getting triangled by leben? Phone Post

 When he fought Saku he coated himself in lotion so when he began to sweat he was impossible to grab.  During the fight Saku kept yelling "he's slippery" at the ref, ended up losing, but then they found out that he applied like 6 bottles to his body before the fight and it was ruled a NC.
They even had footage of him doing it ha Phone Post
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RandyDarsh -  What has akiyama done that's dirty? Getting triangled by leben? Phone Post

 When he fought Saku he coated himself in lotion so when he began to sweat he was impossible to grab.  During the fight Saku kept yelling "he's slippery" at the ref, ended up losing, but then they found out that he applied like 6 bottles to his body before the fight and it was ruled a NC.
They even had footage of him doing it ha Phone Post
Hahah gotta love pride!
Would saku be his biggest victory to date? Phone Post
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beanouno - Thats rich coming from the eye poker. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


My thoughts exactly.
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Jake Shield, the guy who poked GSP 436 times inside a couple rounds accuses his adversary of being a cheater...
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patrice - Jake Shield, the guy who poked GSP 436 times inside a couple rounds accuses his adversary of being a cheater...


GSP ran into this fingers.
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jake "the rake" shields talkin about fighting dirty lol i hope akiyama beats him
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Hope Akiyama beats the blanket up.


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Haha jake haters won't let the gsp fight go.

Akiyama clearly cheated y'all forgetting Phone Post
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it looks like he possibly had brass knuckles on too.

damn. that would be beyond dirty.
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb2mfd_very-slippery-greasy-yoshihiro-akiy_sport
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video of the incident broken down and analysed. ^^^^
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Gnarls Gnarlington - lol that was an eye gouge

damn!

that looked pretty fucking intentional....
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Pork Sword -  Arguments can be made for accidental eye poke. You don't accidentally apply 6 bottles of lotion before fighting one of the best grapplers out there. Phone Post
And you don't accidentally poke a guy in the eye 600 times during a fight.
 
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IMO Akiyama has paid his dues for cheating by taking those shots to the back of the head from Vitor. That was fucking brutal Phone Post
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Soooo he's a greaser and he wore brass knuckles?
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Coming from the guy who threw an open handed jab to the the eyes of gsp Phone Post
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UGCTT_FryedTakayama - IMO Akiyama has paid his dues for cheating by taking those shots to the back of the head from Vitor. That was fucking brutal Phone Post
Haha he has been forgivin.
But in that case jakes off the hook too since Ellenberger put the stamp on him pretty bad. Phone Post
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And this guy is riding Aki for sexingg himself up?
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Pot calling the kettle black. Fucking cheater.

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