Jake Shields probably hates Tito Ortiz, is cool with the UFC

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com

When the announcement was made that Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields would be taking a slot as an assistant coach on the newest season of TUF, Shields was simply helping out an old friend, and was happy to get the chance to coach the newest batch of UFC hopefuls.

"I've just been friends with Chuck for 10, 11 years now, and he was doing the show and asked if I wanted to come help and be a part of it. Of course I do want to help out Chuck."

"I think people are reading way into it. People are like, ‘The UFC's letting you do that? Strikeforce is letting you do that?’ It's just a matter of Chuck's my friend, and I was just going to help out, and get some training in Vegas. It's nothing against UFC or Strikeforce. People act like it was a big deal. I never looked at it that way."

"I think Scott Coker understands and Dana White understands. It was never an issue with Dana or Scott or anyone. It's probably just people who like to get on forums and talk."

"Every guy on the show is legit and they all came to fight. You look over the seasons, there's usually one or two guys, but there's a few guys here I think guys that will be forces to be reckoned with. This is one worth watching."

When asked if by the end of the season if he hated Tito too, Shields tried to take the high road. "It's funny you ask that today. I'm not going to comment. We got back and forth. Right now the answer would probably be yes. I'm usually cool with him, just not at the moment."

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Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

3/2/10 2:16 PM by Nexuscrawlers

yeah, better to have a bunch of new noob fans than no new fans at all. Plus, if they do their homework they wont stay noobs for long.

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3/2/10 2:06 PM by bryanand

Lawler was a coach on TUF when he was fighting in Strikeforce

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3/2/10 1:52 PM by LayzieTheSavage

Jake Motherfucking Shields for the win 

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3/2/10 1:37 PM by DannyOcean

this is very cool.congrats on the hockey bronze btw. i've always liked the finns for some reason, never knew why.

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3/2/10 1:06 PM by michaelkaras

 your vote has been cast...

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3/2/10 9:08 AM by ceiling_cat

"Anyone think Shields could take Tito?" I'd pay to see it.

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3/1/10 8:36 AM by greentrousers

this is cool to know. it beats people saying "OMGz, TUF sucks, it brings noob mma fanz......"  

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3/1/10 8:26 AM by 1 2 3 ACE

I can see you're going to be a real credit to this forum... Ban.

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3/1/10 8:23 AM by NorthFromHere


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3/1/10 8:20 AM by NorthFromHere

I love TUF. Here in Finland MMA gyms all over the country experienced 200-300% increase on MMA basic course attendance after they started showing TUF on a finnish tv network. Very good for the sport.