Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jake Shields Officially A MMA Free Agent

With the demise of EliteXC, Jake Shields is as of now a MMA free agent;

it has been 30 days since Shields has a filed breach of contract against his former employer and according to MMAJunkie.com and verified by Shields, the former promotion is in breach of contract and that he is now a free agent on the open market.

With all of this going down, it is certain that Shields will be in demand, especially due to the fact that he is the 4th-ranked welterweight in the world, according to WAMMA;

so really it isn’t so much if he gets signed, but by which promotion. And according to Shields, he wouldn’t mind signing with the UFC (I wouldn’t mind of he did, either), adding,
“I want to fight some of those guys in the UFC. I haven’t had a chance to talk to (UFC President) Dana (White) about numbers, but it’s certainly a show that I would like to be in right now and hopefully get in there and mix it up.”

I expect Shields to be signed with a reputable MMA promotion by no later than early December;

MMA Spot will keep you updated soon as we hear something.

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