Jake Shields admits he was surprised and somewhat disappointed by news of his UFC release. But now that he’s officially signed a four-fight deal with WSOF, he has high expectations for the future. 1,097 more words
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Following his release by the UFC, former Strikeforce middleweight champion and onetime UFC title challenger Jake Shields has signed with WSOF.
Shields’ manager, Lex McMahon, on Thursday confirmed Shields’ signing to MMAjunkie following an initial report from… 505 more words
Jiu jitsu people are usually the most humble, and self aware that I come across. The majority of combat athletes are usually humble, nice, and looking to raise those up who are striving to gain the strength, knowledge and confidence they have attained, on and off the mats. 670 more words
Jake Shields is the latest grappler to be let go by the UFC under somewhat questionable circumstance.
A former welterweight title challenger, the 35-year-old American Jiu-Jitsu pioneer came out on the wrong side of a manhandling against Hector Lombard last month at UFC 171. 1,196 more words
The UFC has released former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and welterweight contender Jake Shields, following his loss to Hector Lombard at UFC 171.
During Shields’ 4 year tenure in the UFC he has fought 8 times under the promotion, with the highlight coming by the way of a title fight against for champion George St. 290 more words