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Post#1761 » by Jasen777 » Wed Jun 9, 2021 3:33 pm

REDDzone wrote:It makes sense for Shields to fight someone who sucks or is inexperienced.


Absolutely.
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Post#1762 » by Dupp » Wed Jun 9, 2021 7:35 pm

100% , gotta pump her up be get some hype going.


I hope she does well though, not many boxers are willing to cross over.
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Post#1763 » by Jasen777 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:24 am

Shields has to figure out how to MMA between rounds here, or she's going to lose.
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Post#1764 » by Jasen777 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:32 am

Interesting.
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Post#1765 » by Jasen777 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:33 am

REDDzone wrote:It makes sense for Shields to fight someone who sucks or is inexperienced.


Elkin really was bad, but it was still extremely fortunate that it wasn't aiming too high...
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Post#1766 » by Dupp » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:42 am

Yeah was looking like she was gonna lose but ended with a tko win. Good one her.


Heaps of work to do on her end. A lot of wrestling and grappling. She had a good chance to disengage on the ground in the second and re engagedand ended up mounted for the rest of the round. Silly mistake.
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Post#1767 » by REDDzone » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:21 pm

IDK anything about her opponent at all but the girl is a brown belt who has competed in jiu jitsu.
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Post#1768 » by Los_29 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:36 pm

Elkins is actually a much tougher opponent than what most MMA fighters make their debut against.

Definitely some holes in Shield's grappling but it was expected. She actually showed a lot of promise. Some of the positions she got herself into was a result of what she did as opposed to what Elkins did. On the feet, she looked phenomenal, granted it was against a grappler. Shields is the best boxer to ever transition to MMA. Holm was an excellent boxer but transitioned to MMA when she was already in her early-mid 30's and in boxing she was never particularly fast or powerful. Although Shields lacks power, you can tell she's got very fast hands. She's gonna be a big problem on the feet.

What I was most impressed with was the heart, determination and gas tank she showed. Many experienced MMA fighters are gassed after 1-2 rounds fighting the way Shields fought. It was a great performance against a fighter that couldn't have been a worse matchup for a striker with minimal experience in grappling. If Shields fought Elkins again in 6 months, Shields would batter her in a couple of minutes.

I'm intrigued, I liked what I saw.
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Post#1769 » by Jasen777 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:08 pm

REDDzone wrote:IDK anything about her opponent at all but the girl is a brown belt who has competed in jiu jitsu.


Maybe I'm not giving Shields enough credit, but Elkins didn't look like an accomplished grappler to me. She looked like she learned to wrestle a year ago and then someone tried to show how her to armbar last week. Though I think she also just gassed out.
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Post#1770 » by cowboyronnie » Yesterday 1:06 am

Paul Craig wasn't given a black belt until after the last win? Dude was a brown with 12 subs in 14 wins?? That's a stringent discipline.
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Post#1771 » by GoRapstheoriginal » Yesterday 8:28 am

https://www.sportsnet.ca/more/article/oscar-de-la-hoya-announces-boxing-comeback-vs-ufcs-belfort/

Nobody posted or commented about this yet. I don't even...wtf is going on anymore.
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Post#1772 » by Dupp » Yesterday 8:52 am

GoRapstheoriginal wrote:https://www.sportsnet.ca/more/article/oscar-de-la-hoya-announces-boxing-comeback-vs-ufcs-belfort/

Nobody posted or commented about this yet. I don't even...wtf is going on anymore.



Gsp was gonna fight him and make a fortune but Dana being the terrible person he is wouldn’t let him.


Kinda **** ufc can drop a fighter with fights left on their deal but when it goes the other way they can keep them from fighting elsewhere

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