Jake Shields Released From His Strikeforce Contract

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Updated: July 1, 2010

Looks Like LeBron isn’t the only free agent today. According to Sherdog, Strikeforce middleweight champion has been released from his contract. I wonder who will pick him up?

Jake Shields father and manager, Jack Shields,

“In the conversation we had today, they said they felt that Jake was leaning towards the UFC. Honestly, we were talking to them with an open mind, though Jake wants to fight the best … Between Strikeforce and EliteXC, Jake had the chance to fight on Showtime and CBS four or five times against some top fighters like Dan Henderson and Robbie Lawler. Strikeforce gave him great opportunities and exposure. They’ve been nothing but great for Jake.”

“We didn’t come to agreement with Strikeforce, but Jake’s excited to challenge himself against the likes of Anderson Silva and others in the UFC”

10 Comments

  1. jay

    June 30, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Great Him and GSP would be a superfight!

  2. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Damn it! Lost my second best fighter!

    I need something to drain away my pain…where's Steveo?

  3. STEVEO

    July 1, 2010 at 1:47 am

    right here big guy, it makes more sense to go to the ufc, hes already beaten everybody who poses a threat to him in strikeforce plus he can likely make more money in the ufc

  4. jay

    July 1, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Dana Pay more in the ufc HA HA. I bet you Dana is gonna pay shileds like 80k to fight

  5. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Jay, your comments always make us laugh. Thank you.

  6. Kung Fu Panda

    July 1, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Jake's BJJ is great and he has had a great career but to think that he is on the same level or can compete with AA or GSP is ridiculous. He will not have the same success with the UFC that he had at Strikeforce.

  7. T.R.

    July 1, 2010 at 6:51 am

    both gsp and aa will finish him in the stand up.

  8. T.R.

    July 1, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I mean a silva not aa.

  9. jay

    July 1, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Kung fu Panda stop acting retarded. Werdum is not n the same level as Fedor and he beat him. Jake is Such a Ground Technician you dont even know it. Guys Like Jake that are so great grapplers would give silva some trouble. Styles make fights and to say that shields cant compete with these guys is non eduacted. did you see what he did to a wrold class fighter in hendo.

  10. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I love you Jay!

    So cute.

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