EliteXC News: Fickett Injured, June 14 Fight With Shields Off


MMAWeekly is reporting, that the EliteXC welterweight title bout between Jake Shields and Drew Fickett is off, due to an knee injury Fickett suffered in training.

Gary Shaw:

“Obviously the back injury happened (to Shields) and the easiest thing to do was move him to Hawaii to fight Drew…Unfortunately since then Drew Fickett has hurt his knee and he’s not going to be able to take that fight on June 14 and that will be rescheduled again.”

Jake Shields:

“I think I could be okay to fight by (June 14), but I think opting for July would probably be the smartest thing…It would give me more time to rehab before jumping into sparring, and I think there would be a little more exposure with it being on CBS (in July).”

EliteXC “Noons vs. Edwards” is set to take place June 14 in Hawaii.