Ahead of his WSOF 17 main-event bout against Jake Shields, Brian Foster revealed that he believes Jake Shields is a harder test than Rousimar Palhares.
Foster has talked quite a bit of trash towards Shields leading up to the fight, but says that Shields is a his ‘championship fight’.
He spoke to MMAMania:
Jake is my test, Jake is my championship fight. Rousimar Palhares is .. more of a basic fight for me. To say it would be easier would be stupid, but that’s the truth. Palhares is a way easier opponent than Jake Shields.”
“If I had to say what Jake’s weakness is, it’s in his transition from his striking to his takedowns. It’s a very obvious thing for him. He’s just one-dimensional. I’m very tricky and very … greasy. I can punch you in the face and take you down before you realize you got punched in the face. He’ll punch you, he’ll pause, and he’ll shoot.”This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM