Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre makes few mistakes, and he certainly didn't make any in his fight against Jake Shields in UFC 129.
GSP came out with his jab and his overhand right, and wouldn't allow Shields to employ his strategy, if he had one in the first place.
Like Floyd Mayweather Jr., St. Pierre is smart and tactical. He minimizes his errors, and uses a simple strategy that works: wear your opponent down, and don't take risks.
St. Pierre also deserves credit for his resilience. Few fighters in UFC dominate as many rounds as he does, and he rarely shows fatigue.
With his left eye unable to open beyond the second round, St. Pierre still dominated Shields. Perhaps Shields was expecting to exploit an opening by St. Pierre, but he gave Shields nothing. GSP found a way to block whatever Shields had coming.
Shields was no pushover entering the contest. He was the No. 4-ranked welterweight, and the seventh-best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, according to Sherdog.com. He simply couldn't compete in a jabfest with St. Pierre.
But all that doesn't matter. St. Pierre is a technician who is too smart to let anyone command the octagon.
His fights may be dull, but his results are victories.