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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