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Is Sexyama getting thrown to the wolves?

There seems to be two sides to the relationship between the UFC and Akiyama. One side is where the UFC loves him and pushes him hard and keeps him around dispite a record of three losses and one gift decision over his two year tenure with the promotion. Then there’s the slightly more sadistic side shown when they sent him out against Vitor Belfort at UFC 133.

Guess which side is being exhibited now with the announcement of Sexyama’s Japanese event opponent: Jake Shields. On the plus side, it’s not likely that our favorite Zainichi outsider is gonna get his eggs scrambled like he did against Vitor. But this is one of those fights where you wonder if the matchmaker has a grudge or something.

Now I ain’t saying ‘Give Akiyama a break’ or anything. He probably got more than his fair share of breaks over his first few UFC fights. But he certainly hasn’t done anything (positive OR negative) to deserve a fight against Jake Shields. After the losses he’s taken, shouldn’t Yoshihiro be in a lower, less ass-rapey bracket? I know the UFC’s gotta position him as a contender in order to build some interest in Japan (not like they seem to care), but surely there were better options? Unless of course a three round humping is exactly what the plan was.

  • frickshun

    2 things:
    1) WHY CAN’T YOU SPELL “DESPITE” CORRECTLY? Mental block??
    2) I don’t think this is a terrible match-up. Shields striking is utter garbage. Sexy has been so overpaid that it’s time to shit or get off the pot. If he can’t compete @ the higher levels of the UFC, then what is the point of paying him & marketing him as a star?

    PS: I love this fight.

  • Reverend Clint

    striker vs crappler

  • CAP

    Lucky for Shields the japanese are too polite to boo his boring ass style. I hope Sexy clubs him standing.

  • Omomatta

    I wonder if the Yakuza want Shields to stand?

  • FiveBoltMain

    sexyama is going to get impregnated.

  • frickshun

    BUTTERS!!!!

  • Shibo

    Gift decision my ass. Watch the fight on mute, don’t suck on Rogan’s nuts. I was there live, the decision was correct. Nobody who saw it live thought it was a “robbery”. Then I get home and hear about all this “controversy”. Bullshit. Don’t believe the hype.

  • kvelertak

    Jake Shields = overrated.

  • iamphoenix

     

    Chake Sheels is going to lose hard by way of UD.

  • CAP

    If it goes to a decision it will be Rape Shields via humping.

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