Shields Wants To Submit Akiyama, Explains American Jiu-Jitsu
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Fprmer Strikeforce Middleweight Champ turned UFC Welterweight title contender Jake Shields returns to action this month at UFC 144 in Japan when he takes on Yoshihiro Akiyama and talked about how he_d like to see the fight go when the door locks:
"I am always trying to tweak things and make some little changes. I trained with [Michael] Bisping for a week, been out in Florida here training with the guys out here in Imperial. No big changes, but I really want to go out there and pressure him and fight and make him tap out. If something else comes, of course, Iâ€™ll take it. But Iâ€™m a submission fighter, so I would love to go out there and tap him."
Shields also talked his American Jiu-Jitsu:
"Well I never train with a G.I., so my style is more of a mix between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and American wrestling. I took the two and kind of fused them. There are a lot of guys who have done both, but I have really mixed the two and turned it into one thing, which is kind of an American Jiu-Jitsu."
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