Shields wanted Fitch, will take Ellenberger for main event slot

by Erik Fontanez | source:

When he got the call to headline in the Louisiana event, Shields was a little taken back by it because he was hoping to be on the UFC 139 card in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 19. Bouts with B.J. Penn or Jon Fitch seemed like the most attractive pairings for Shields, but those never materialized and Ellenberger is waiting for him, now.

Besides, fighting Ellenberger in New Orleans means being the main attraction. How could he turn that down?

“I fight whoever they tell me, but when they asked me (to fight) Ellenberger, my first reaction was I want to fight someone like B.J. or Fitch,” Shields said on MMAWeekly Radio Weekend Edition. “But they wanted me to fight Ellenberger and it was a main event. I’m willing to fight whoever they want. I’m not one to say no, especially if it’s a main event. So I said, ‘sure, I’ll do it.’ But I was hoping to fight Fitch on the San Jose card.”

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Uncle Justice site profile image  

8/12/11 2:18 PM by Uncle Justice

 ^That's fucking stupid. Have you see their grappling match?

JolietJake site profile image  

8/12/11 2:11 PM by JolietJake

Too bad you wouldn't be able to stay awake long enough to see these alleged 'tools'.

adame09 site profile image  

8/12/11 12:16 PM by adame09

Shields needs to forget Fitch and BJ, and worry about his fight in September. I thought he lost the Kampmann fight, and I think Ellenberger is going to beat him too. Jake Shields, 0-3 UFCWAR ELLENBERGER

gw99 site profile image  

8/12/11 4:57 AM by gw99

will be a great fight

The Notorious OMG site profile image  

8/12/11 4:36 AM by The Notorious OMG

ellenberger is a bad match-up for shields, then again so was dan henderson

Jaybrone site profile image  

8/12/11 4:13 AM by Jaybrone

Sheilds vs. Ellenberger is way more exciting then Shields vs. Fitch would be. Talk about a fight that would put a meth head to sleep.

Uncle Justice site profile image  

8/11/11 9:51 PM by Uncle Justice

I think I mean exactly what I typed?  

Uncle Justice site profile image  

8/11/11 9:49 PM by Uncle Justice

 WTF? When does "2" not equal "some"? "Hey, I picked up some tickets." "Nuh UH! You picked up two, stupid!" ?

OMA (tm) site profile image  

8/11/11 6:37 PM by OMA (tm)

Tough match up for Shields cause Ellen is the better wrestler but Jake if can just sweep/scramble/takedown to get on top just one time....... Ellen will be in big BIG trouble!!!WAR SHIELDS!!!-OMA (tm)

Bob Saget site profile image  

8/11/11 6:01 PM by Bob Saget

Id like to see this fight too