Jake Shields on GSP/Anderson Silva: “I want to fight them”

Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields has revealed that his dream fight would be standing across from UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, meanwhile Anderson Silva is also on his radar.

Speaking via GracieMag.com, Shields said:

“I’m a fighter who takes it one opponent at a time and my next fight is in Strikeforce against Henderson. When you talk about guys like Anderson Silva and St.-Pierre, the best in the world, obviously I want to fight them. I want to be the best in the world and to be the best you have to beat the best.”

“In my opinion both the UFC and Strikeforce are high-level events. They are two first-rate MMA shows. They’re really great for fighters and fans. There’s no reason for there to only be one main MMA event worldwide. The UFC has been in the market longer and thus has more elite fighters, but Strikeforce has lots of talented fighters and some are top 10 in the world.”

When asked what his dream MMA event would be like, Shields said:

“I’d unite Strikeforce and the UFC, and I’d put on an event with their champions against ours, Melendez vs. BJ Penn, Diaz vs. GSP, Mousasi vs. Machida, Fedor vs. Lesnar, me vs. Anderson. It would be a fantastic card!”

When asked to pick between a fight against Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva, Shields said:

“I’d pick St.-Pierre, because he weighs what I naturally weigh. Either way it’s a tough fight. GSP’s a complete fighter standing and on the ground. But that’s why I want to fight him, that’s the challenge. I want to test my skills and see what happens.”

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