Archive: Jake Shields

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Apr 7, 2014 8:47 am

Breaking News: Jake Shields Released By The UFC

After a three-year run in the UFC, climaxing with a fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields’ time has run out. Shields has been released by the UFC, which was confirmed by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management via MMAFighting.com, where he released the following statement, Monday morning: “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC....

Mar 27, 2014 9:11 am

Report: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley In The Works

We now know who Johny Hendricks’ first title defense will be against. Kind of. MMA Junkie‘s Steven Marocco reports that Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off during the UFC’s first trip to Canada this year (UFC174 in June), for a presumed number-one contender’s match. The fight makes sense not only on paper, but...

Mar 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Luke Rockhold details his first time sparring with Daniel Cormier

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold recently took to twitter to detail his first time ever sparring with Daniel Cormier. Via @LukeRockhold: Sep 2009 my first sparring session with @DC_mma . Man was this guy loud. Instigated a “real” fight inside the gym between @jakeshields and Matt Major within hours of joining the our team....

Mar 13, 2014 6:52 am

Hendricks Feels It’s Time for Welterweights to ‘Make Our Own Mark’

If it all goes according to plan, by the time the smoke settles Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX., Georges St. Pierre will be nowhere near the subject of discourse. After St. Pierre put his career on hiatus, following a brilliant 11-title-fight-victory run, a new welterweight champion will be determined as...

Mar 6, 2014 7:26 am

With Finish Over Lombard, Shields Looking for Title Shot

There are several key Welterweight fights at UFC 171, including a fight to crown a new Welterweight champion. However, one overlooked fight on the card is an important bout between Jake Shields and Hector Lombard. While the fight has the potential for both an exciting finish or  an excruciating decision, one thing about it remains...

Jan 23, 2014 6:19 am

UFC 171’s Hector Lombard: ‘Jake Shields isn’t a problem’

“As long as I go to the fight healthy and make my weight right, I don’t see him being any problem. I see myself knocking Jake Shields out to be honest. I have to show it, I have to prove it and I have to do it to be able to win… I don’t care...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Shields Says Melendez Uninjured, Wants Nurmagomedov When Time Right

Despite turning down a proposed match-up with rising lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Gilbert Melendez still wants the fight, according to training partner Jake Shields. The confusion began when UFC President Dana White announced that the fight would take place at UFC 170, despite it not yet being signed. Rumors began to fly that...

Dec 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 14, 2013 8:21 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones discusses Georges St-Pierre’s announcement

Jon Jones discusses sharing the EA Sports UFC cover with Alexander Gustafsson, Georges St-Pierre’s decision to vacate his belt, his upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in Baltimore, why his fight keeps getting delayed, the Russian video with Frank Mir, and much more. “I am not surprised by it. I understand what Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 2:20 pm

Jones vs Teixeira moved to UFC 172

Yet again, the fight date for Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira has changed. UFC President Dana White initially announced that the fight would remain as the  UFC 171 headliner in Dallas at today’s conference call, he quickly corrected himself on Twitter, saying: “Sorry I misspoke on the conf call. Hendricks vs Lawler will be main...

Dec 13, 2013 7:24 am

Diego Sanchez Meets Myles Jury At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez, who just signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC, will now face The Ultimate Fighter 15 standout Miles Jury in a lightweight match up at UFC 171. Jury puts his 13-0 record on the line against the seven time “Fight of the Night” winner Sanchez, who has won three of his...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 4, 2013 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Oct 31, 2013 12:50 pm

Erick Silva Calls Out Fellow Brazilian Demian Maia

  Rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva is trying to take a move out of Chael Sonnen’s playbook and has called out a Brazilian fighter in the form of Demian Maia. If booked the UFC’s welterweight division will be poised for a barn burner fit to headline or co-headline any Fight Night type event. The younger...

Oct 15, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Results, All Fighters Pass

All fighters passed their mandatory drug tests from UFC Fight Night 29 last week.  Above, headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields stare down after weigh-ins.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian athletic commission, CABMMA, that oversaw UFC Fight Night 29 has released the results of the mandatory drug tests, and all fighters passed. CABMMA...

Oct 10, 2013 10:58 am

Maia Criticizes Judges Following Decision Loss To Shields

“I don’t understand the judges. My strategy going into the fifth round was to defend the takedowns and score points standing, so I thought the fight was 3-2 to me. I think the judges should make their criteria more clear and the judges should go public. A decision like this can change a fighter’s life...