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The Rock, Shaq and Other Sports Stars Give Predictions on “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields”

Written by Tom Ngo
April 28th, 2011
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Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields

At this point in time, every fanboy across the planet has dropped their two cents on Saturday night’s main event between welterweight king Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields. While the sports books claim GSP will cruise to another lopsided victory, there are some professional athletes that believe Shields will shock the world come UFC 129.

While “The Rock” believes St-Pierre will uphold his 4-to-1 favorite status, Shane Victorino isn’t smelling what he’s cooking. The Philadelphia Phillies All-Star says Shields will make the champion cry uncle in front of his hometown peeps.

UFC 129 takes place inside Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. The pay-per-view broadcast begins at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here’s what some of today’s superstars had to say about GSP vs. Shields:

SHANE VICTORINO, Gold Glove Centerfielder from the Philadelphia Phillies

Prediction: JAKE SHIELDS

“I’m gonna have to say ‘Rush’ is the favorite, but I won’t put it past Shields for an upset victory. Shields by submission!”

DAVID HAYE, WBA Heavyweight boxing champion

Prediction: JAKE SHIELDS

“Shields is the underdog, but believe me, this is the year of the underdog. Just like when I KO Wladimir Klitschko in July, an underdog could send a stadium full of fans home very unhappy at UFC 129.”

J.S. GIGUERE, Goaltender, Toronto Maple Leafs, Stanley Cup winner

Prediction: GEORGES ST-PIERRE

“I have to go with GSP, he’s just too well rounded. Plus I have to go with the Quebec guy.”

CHUCK LIDDELL, UFC Hall of Famer

Prediction: JAKE SHIELDS

“Jake Shields is a bad man. He’s a tough guy, he’s awkward to deal with and he uses stuff that is so different to other guys that he catches opponents off guard. He’s got awkward takedowns that are hard to defend. So it’s going to be an interesting fight for St-Pierre. But I do think that Jake will need to get it to the ground to win. I’m picking Jake to submit him.”

MATT HUGHES, UFC Hall of Famer and former two-time UFC welterweight champion

Prediction: GEORGES ST-PIERRE

“GSP will win fairly easy. I think this fight will go much the same way the GSP-Koscheck fight went. GSP is the better wrestler, the better striker, and he will be able to control and dominate wherever the fight goes. I really just don’t see any way that Shields is going to be able to win this fight.”

CLARKE MACARTHUR, Left Wing, Toronto Maple Leafs

Prediction: GEORGES ST-PIERRE

“I think GSP will win by first round submission. He’s way too well rounded a fighter. Shields is tough and dangerous on the ground, but I think GSP is on another level.”

DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON, WWE star

Prediction: GEORGES ST-PIERRE

“I think it’s going to be a five round epic war that redefines both fighters. I respect Shields too damn much to say it’ll end any other way. GSP, the best fighter on the planet, wins in the 5th.”

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL, Los Angeles Laker legend

Prediction: GEORGES ST-PIERRE

BRIAN DAWKINS, NFL Pro Bowl Safety, Denver Broncos

Prediction: GEORGES ST-PIERRE

“I believe St-Pierre will be too much. He has all around talent, striking power and he’s a ground technician. He has no true weakness!”

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