Shields up: Georges St. Pierre is going to have to deal with 'new strategies' on April 30

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"I definitely feel that I'll find a way to get him down and I think he's going to try to get me down too. He's a great wrestler and Jiu-Jitsu fighter as well, so I think this fight will definitely hit the ground. There are big differences between me and all of the other guys at 170-pounds. Koscheck shoots in a big blast double from outside and GSP had an answer for that. I have some different strategies and I'm going to try to come up with some new strategies because it is hard to get GSP to the ground. I have a feeling I'll be able to get him down there with my style."

UFC welterweight number one contender Jake Shields feels like he's got the answer for the riddle that is 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre. "Rush" has been running wild in the division since ripping the title from Matt Serra in their rematch at UFC 83 back in April of 2008. "The Terror" was the last man to defeat "GSP," using his heavy hands to batter the champ before he finally tapped to strikes in the very first round. Shields wants to take the opposite approach. He'd like to get the fight to the mat, where he's most comfortable and essentially have a grappling match in the Octagon. That may not be pleasing to the ear of the stand-and-bang fans of the sport but who can argue with fresh tactics? With "GSP" having run through everyone in the division using a wrestling-heavy approach, is it finally time for someone to flip the script and beat him at his own game? Is Jake Shields the guy to do it?

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