Well, I dunno whether to be happy or sad here. I’m a Jake Shields fan … I tried not to be, I really did. But despite my best efforts he’s won me over. And now we’re not gonna get to see him fight anyone of any decent caliber for the foreseeable future because he just signed an extension with EliteXC. So I’m torn between being happy that Jake is gonna get paid well to fight cans, or sad that we don’t get to see him in the mix with UFC’s monster WW division.
Outside the UFC, who the fuck else is out there for Jake Shields to fight? Unless EliteXC starts headhunting in Japan or something, I have no idea what’s next for him. Another Mike Pyle? Whoever they get, it’s not going to be as good as Shields-Sanchez, Shields-Koscheck, or Shields-Fitch would be. So good going Gary Shaw … you’ve just robbed us of countless awesome fights.