Jake Shields Considers Fighting For The UFC, Must Get Past Dan Henderson

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Elite submission fighter Jake Shields has always put it out their that he wants to fight the top fighters in the world. If he secures a win over his next opponent Dan Henderson on April 17th, that dream might just come true.

The UFC has been in the market longer and thus has more elite fighters, but StrikeForce has lots of talented fighters and some are top 10 in the world….I’d pick St.-Pierre, because he weighs what I naturally weigh. Either way it’s a tough fight. GSP’s a complete fighter standing and on the ground. But that’s why I want to fight him, that’s the challenge. I want to test my skills and see what happens….I’m focused on winning a fight at a time. Now I’m focused on Dan Henderson for this fight and after that my contract with Strikeforce ends. I’ll talk with Strikeforce and the UFC to find out which one I will work for. [GracieMag]

Shields takes on Dan Henderson at the CBS broadcast Strikeforce “Nashville” event on April 17 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.


  1. fakearms

    March 16, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Jake you will have to get past Hendo first before you even think of fighting in the UFC and against GSP. Dan Henderson is probably number 2 middleweight in the world right now, Hendo has already beaten Vitor Belfort and obviously he wouldnt fight against Sonnen because they are at Quest together but i think Hendo would be Nate the Great as easily just like his training partner did. And for Jake if he went to the UFC does he really think they would give him the title shot straight away! haha Jake Shields is a one dimensional fighter and you will all see this against Hendo

  2. taylor

    March 16, 2010 at 4:01 am

    hahahaha, this truly makes me laugh. i agree with you, fakearms. he is one dimensional and would have to get past henderson and even if by some fluke he managed that, there is no way he's gonna jump into the ufc and get a title shot. i mean, does the ufc even want him lol? this guys needs to come back down to earth.

  3. CobraClutch

    March 16, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Just trying to help…

    THERE – location not immediate next to you. ie…”over there”

    THEIR – possessive, owned by more than one ie… “their organization”

    THEY’RE – contraction, for “They are”

    Bonus lesson:

    YOUR – possessive, “your dog”

    YOU’RE – contraction, for “you are”

    You’re welcome. :)

  4. jay

    March 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Yeah he is one dimensional, but hendo's ground game no where near Shields. And hendo has been tapped by Nog and Silva. So I see there is a possiblity of shields submitting Hendo. Silva did it and silva is good as shields

  5. GG

    March 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Although I dont mind watching gsp kick his ass. I would like 2 see Maia vs shields. I heard tito is in the hospital or something? anyone know whats going on?

  6. hutchthegreat1

    March 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Shields can't take GSP, but I think he could take Hardy.

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