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4/7/14 8:19 PM
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Sad but true...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/in-cutting-jake-shields--ufc-takes-a-page-out-of-nfl-s-playbook-203152661-mma.html

"Mixed martial arts is a young man's game," White said. "I like Jake Shields a lot. But let's be honest here: Where was he going in this [welterweight] division of animals we have? He's on the downswing, and he's never going to be the guy. His stand-up never improved. He hasn't really shown anything in his last couple of fights to make you go, 'Holy [expletive].' Right now, at this point, he's just another guy.

"All of the people who had been [expletive] and moaning to me about Jon Fitch when he was fighting for us and were complaining that he was so boring, they all got outraged when we cut him. And it's like the same thing now with Jake. Well, the media didn't even think he was good enough to be in the Top 10." Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:20 PM
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He isn't wrong... Phone Post
4/7/14 8:22 PM
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I hate when Dana makes sense Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:22 PM
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That'll leave a mark. Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:23 PM
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Can someone embed the link? I'm on my phone... Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:25 PM
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The guy got Victorys but man try were boring and ineffective I'm happy he is out Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:26 PM
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So if Lombard gets the next shot after just beating a guy they just cut, what does that say about Lombard's legitimacy? Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:30 PM
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And yet Hendo will get a title shot if he beats Cormier.

lol

4/7/14 8:32 PM
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Jesus Cannons - So if Lombard gets the next shot after just beating a guy they just cut, what does that say about Lombard's legitimacy? Phone Post 3.0
If Lombard beats Hendrix then what does that say about Lombards legitimacy?? Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:34 PM
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Jake's better than all these guys i've never heard of on fight pass and undercards.

Jake makes too much money in the eyes of UFC
4/7/14 8:35 PM
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ABE FROMAN -

And yet Hendo will get a title shot if he beats Cormier.

lol

Hendo has a punchers chance Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:36 PM
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Typical promoter Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:41 PM
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Unreal.

Shields could beat almost anyone in that WW on any night.

Look forward to the day Dana White is not the face of MMA.


4/7/14 8:41 PM
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Hopefully Jake will use this as motivation to kill it where ever he goes. He has plenty of talent, maybe a new chapter will be exactly what he need to reestablish himself in mma. He wasn't the most exciting fighter but I will always remember the fights where he proved he was more than just one dimensional. The hendo fight showed he could hang with the top 10 and I believe he will come out of this a stronger and well rounded fighter. His bjj is still on another level.
4/7/14 8:43 PM
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Jesus Cannons - So if Lombard gets the next shot after just beating a guy they just cut, what does that say about Lombard's legitimacy? Phone Post 3.0
If Lombard beats Hendrix then what does that say about Lombards legitimacy?? Phone Post 3.0
Lol Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:45 PM
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"never going to be the guy" is the dumbest fucking reason.

I could clean out 95% of the UFC roster with that logic.
4/7/14 8:47 PM
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He just the number 2 ranked guy In that division of "animals" and he would Rory too... Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:47 PM
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Dana should be the judge on American Idol Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:47 PM
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^beat Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:50 PM
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Jesus Cannons - So if Lombard gets the next shot after just beating a guy they just cut, what does that say about Lombard's legitimacy? Phone Post 3.0
Anderson beat Cote then Patrick got cut two fights after, what does that say about Anderson's legitimacy? Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:51 PM
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Honestly I'm glad I'm tired of paying to watch thay guy avoid fighting at all cost...he should go straight into the grappling circuit and compete there. He had never show a desire to ever improve his striking, and all of his wins are painfully boring to watch. Phone Post 3.0
4/7/14 8:51 PM
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Dana is right for the most part but I think this move is great for Shields. He could win a title in most other organizations and people will want to watch him fight plus he will make decent money. Also, alot of good fun fights for him out there that people will want to watch. Everytime the UFC cuts decent fighter's it just makes other organizations more fun to watch.

4/7/14 8:54 PM
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Also, looking forward to an EPIC Nick Diaz rant on why this is bullshit.

Get on it, homie.
4/7/14 9:12 PM
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Lots of guys are never going to be "the guy". This is a shit excuse for letting top guys go while unevolved stand and wang guys are kept around. It makes it really hard to take the sport seriously when things like this happen.


I'm not a fan of Jake but I can appreciate the challenge he poses to the top fighters.
4/7/14 9:13 PM
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Adding insult to injury, DFW keeping it classy as always. How about, "Jake Shields fought for the UFC for the last 3 years against top opponents, including a title fight v GSP that had the biggest gate of any UFC in history. While we have made the difficult decision to release Jake, I wish him well in his future career." Phone Post 3.0

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