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Jake Shields relegated to fighting scrubs for a long time

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.

  • dignan

    fightlinker: I was hoping you might make more of a contribution about the Diaz vs. Noons fight. I was pulling for Diaz, but thought Noons looked real good…probably the first time I actually saw somebody who was amazingly proficient at boxing and kickboxing. I don’t want to hijack…but no where else for me to post.

  • Prozac For All

    We can only hope and pray that Charles Bennett moves up a weight class and refrains from kidnappings, rapes, and sending internet pictures of his genitals to Dateline NBC. Either that, or wish upon a star that the mighty Sean “Franken Berry” Salmon drops to welterweight to give the world the fight we’ve all been waiting for our whole lives.

  • Swedish guy

    then yeah dignan, you DO want to hijack.

  • Asa

    The Swede wins by common-fucking-sense-lock in the first round.

  • Asa

    Also, to be fair, Shaw didn’t rob us, Jake did.

  • david

    Hey, at least shields didn’t sign with that mafia dump the ufc.
    The EliteXC has an open policy, so they’ll find he actual competition in stead of spike tv castaways. Or he would end up like Jon Fitch and Karo, disrespected and forgotten.

    Good for Jake. The UFC is dirt, and so are tuffers like fightlinker. EliteXc is a place to come up the ranks, and not be dumped for some guy that made childish faces and had food fights on spike tv.

  • ekc

    Jake is the best!

    the dude is very serious when he says he wants to fight Kimbo. (you have to register)

    here is a highlight real where he says the same thing

    you gotta love that dude!

  • Big D D

    wow David do you work for XC—full disclosure—? The UFC is where the talent is…bottom line. I agree the UFC is run like the mafia, but last time I checked they are making money, and putting on some good fights. I am all for EliteXC doing well, but, to me it seems like Jake is ducking fights.