UFC 129 Results: Georges St-Pierre Defeats Jake Shields, Keeps Welterweight Belt
Talk about anti-climactic, even the Rogers Centre crowd is getting a bit restless as we consume our fifth straight round of repetitive and uninspiring action.
Jake Shields can't close the distance enough to get a hold of the champ and, when he does, he can't hold onto him. Not once has he been able to take the fight to the ground and, the few times GSP has done the honors for him, the American's been unable to work his superlative submission game.
For his part, Georges has been content—yet again—to sit on high ground and throw his jab from safety. He mixed in a bit more creative striking and managed to put his adversary on the canvas a couple times, but he still showed minimal interest in pursuing the advantage to a stoppage.
In the end, St-Pierre takes a fifth 10-9 round and was never in danger throughout the bout, but he still looks the worse for wear.
The dude is the most dominant fighter you'll ever see...on a scorecard. But the eye test simply doesn't match the ink.
Georges St-Pierre defeats Jake Shields by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47).
GSP gives a stuttering interview, stating there's something wrong with his eye and stammering through an explanation for his self-described disappointing performance without insulting the vanquished challenger.
I'm not his biggest fan, but Georges St-Pierre is a classy guy even if that didn't come off as such. Intent is what really matters.
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