Jake Shields Released From His Strikeforce Contract


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”