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Jake Shields Draws on Team Support for UFC 129

Written on April 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Jake Shields may be an underdog for his upcoming UFC 129 fight against George St-Pierre, but he just don't care as long as he have his team through thick and thin.

As soon as steps in the Octagon at Toronto’s Rogers Centre for , he knows that he’ll be pegged as the underdog. But he just don’t care. As he explained during last Thursday’s media conference call:

“This fight is something that I’ve been asking for, for about four years. I want to test myself against best, and I think [St. Pierre] certainly is the best. The home country, of course, it helps [St. Pierre] a little bit, but it’s really not that big of a deal. I’ve fought lots of people in their hometowns and home countries. It’s going to be me and Georges in there, fighting. The crowd can do whatever they want, but it doesn’t bother me that much.”

The fighter who acquired multiple world titles is yet to capture his UFC gold, as Jake Shields faces the pound-for-pound fighter in . It is a daunting task for Jake Shields to defeat GSP on his opponent’s own turf, but he believes that he will be able to cross the line with the help of his team.

Can Jake Shields really do it? Share your insight by leaving a comment.


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