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Tyron Woodley: Jake Shields Is A Dying Breed

Tyron Woodley thinks Jake Shields and his style of grappling is on its final leg.

“He’s on his way out,” said Woodley on Sherdog. “He’s the last grappler left in the game, if you think about it. He’s the last specialist. The problem is that I’m a good wrestler. I’m a good grappler. I’m a good striker. I’m in the best shape. I think those things are the elements that he can’t control.”

The two welterweights meet in a few weeks at UFC 161. It’s June 15 from the MTS Centre in Canada.

Shields makes his return following an August post-fight drug test coming back dirty. The nature of the substance wasn’t revealed due to VADA laws in Colorado.

Woodley came in from Strikeforce and defeated Jay Hieron in his UFC debut. The fight lasted 36 seconds.