Jake Shields released by the UFC


Jake Shields is currently the eleventh ranked fighter in the UFC's welterweight division, however he will now have to fight somewhere else after being released by the organization:

After a little over three years, Jake Shields' UFC run has come to an end.

The former welterweight contender has been released by the promotion, his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management confirmed with MMAFighting.com.

McMahon released the following statement to MMAFighting.com Monday morning:

"Jake Shields has been released by the UFC. Jake appreciates the opportunities provided by the UFC and thanks Dana White and Lorenzo Fertita. Jake is an elite athlete who is one of the best welterweight fighters in the world with a long history of winning at a championship level.

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BLPorritt site profile image  

4/9/14 7:38 AM by BLPorritt

120k for his next fight, but was cut

Professor Pain site profile image  

4/8/14 2:37 PM by Professor Pain

This bums me out. I was a fan ever since he guillotined Nick Thompson with one hand. As a grappler Shields was great to watch. Some of the best passing ever in MMA.

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

4/8/14 8:54 AM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

He underperformed his contract, NFL does this all the time. He only had 1 clear cut victory in 8 UFC fights

TBA11 site profile image  

4/8/14 8:43 AM by TBA11

You're prob right, but what does he make? 100k max? Pretty sad that is too much...

cward81386 site profile image  

4/8/14 8:17 AM by cward81386

Dana needs to stop advertising that the best fighters are in the ufc. okami, fitch, shields, askren, daley, guillard, cyborg, and Aguilar beat at least 70% of the guys in the ufc. BUT KEEP TAKING BELLATORS MODEL AND FILL CARDS UP WITH LOCALS!!!!

cripplersc site profile image  

4/8/14 7:54 AM by cripplersc

Well at least I get to see my dream fight of Shields/Askren in another organization.....

flyingdman site profile image  

4/8/14 7:26 AM by flyingdman

Dana tried this. But he got stuck when his formula came up with potato egg.

HarryPalms site profile image  

4/8/14 5:40 AM by HarryPalms

Fuck the UFC and fuck the shills defending the so called superbowl of MMA when it cuts top 10 fighters, avoids bringing in potentially top 5 fighters, has its biggest star walk, re-writes history and shits on its all time greats, signs a gazillion guys who can't even win in the TUF house and essentially fucks the 'sport' and its fans for revenue. No more of my money for the UFC.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/8/14 1:07 AM by DoomFarmer

Writing was on the wall when they axed Fitch.Don't act surprised.

Sur2eaL site profile image  

4/7/14 11:09 PM by Sur2eaL

/insert Matt Serra gif