Originally Posted by dan the man 67
Are you kidding???
Let's start with your ranking argument. Shields is shown as #4 as a WW, according to MMA News' rankings, whereas Mousasi is nowhere to be found. UFC & MMA Top Ten Unofficial Rankings, Standings, Top 10 -- MMANEWS.com
Shields has beaten some big names, IMO bigger names than Mousasi has beaten. To name a few; Robbie Lawler, Sakurai, Dave Menne, Okami, Condit, etc.
Who has Mousasi beaten that makes you believe it would be an easy victory for him? An aging Sobral? An aged Mark Hunt? Or perhaps Souza and Manhoef are the clinchers for you? Nowhere near the competition that Shields has beaten.
I think Shields will beat Miller quite convincingly. And I think he would take Mousasi as well.
Those names you mention? Robbie Lawler, Sakurai, Dave Menne, Okami, Condit, etc.
They sound like Professional Bowlers...or should be! I don't want to take away from these fighters but they are stepping stones at best. We all saw what Okami did in his last fight. David Menne? Didn't He help Moses carry the Ten commandments down from the mountain a few years ago!
Robbie lawler couldn't submit a letter to the editor let alone an actual fighter!
Sakuai should be doing infomercials for a cooking product.
They are the top competition? Shields would look like a total amateur against Mousasi.
And for the record. An aging Sobral would tear shields arm clean out of socket. Mahoeuf would knock Shields head off so far the earth would have two solar eclispes. the moon and Shields skull. and Mark Hunt would bive him the atomic butt drop all the way to china!