Drawing the Line Between Sport and Entertainment

Mixed Martial Arts has been called the “fastest growing sport in the world.” However, in actual fact, MMA falls under the category of sports entertainment. It is not a thoroughbred sport in a traditional sense. In legitimate sports leagues like the NFL, NBA, or NHL, the champions win their way to gold. Those who compete for the top spot were the winners out of a series of brackets...
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Dana White Makes No Apologies for Cutting Jake Shields

UFC president Dana White simply can’t win – that is, if you were to ask Dana White. Fans complain all the livelong day because fighters like former welterweight top contender Jake Shields (pictured) execute aesthetically unappealing grappling-intensive game plans that bore them to tears, yet scream to the high heavens when the UFC decides to let such athletes go (Please see...
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Jake Shields Released from the UFC

Former title contender, Jake Shields has been released from the UFC. Alex Ramirez – April 7, 2014 On Monday morning the UFC announced that former welterweight title challenger Jake Shields (29-7-1-1 NC) had been released from his contract. Shields last competed at UFC 171 where he lost to Hector Lombard via unanimous decision. Shields, who debuted for the company back in 2010,...
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Jake Shields Released From The UFC After Single Defeat

Jake Shields has been released from his contract following his his recent decision loss to Hector Lombard at UFC 171 last month. The move will raise some eyebrows given that this was the former Strikeforce middleweight champion’s first loss in his past five fights in the UFC and he was still ranked No.11 in the welterweight division. However, Shields falls under the same category...
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The UFC Releases Jake Shields

Jake Shields at UFC 161 weigh-ins against Tyron Woodley ~ Mandatory Credit: TJ De Santis/sherdog.com In statements provided to mmafighting.com by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist, Shields was officially released by the UFC. “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...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Shields has been released from the UFC

Just over three years and 8 fights later, with a record of 4-3-1 (with the no contest being a win for Shields if he didn’t pop for an illegal substance), Shields is gone. Some say he was released, but to my knowledge he didn’t have any fights left on his contract. On the heels of his one-sided loss to Hector Lombard, Shields actually hadn’t lost in years, so this, in a way...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

News: Jake Shields Cut From The UFC

Welterweight stud Jake Shields has just been released from the UFC. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion has racked up a 4-3-1 record in the UFC, and despite losing only 1 of his last 5 fights with the promotion, the world’s premier fight league as decided to release the ground specialist. It is unfortunate for Jake and could be yet another sign that the UFC will not put...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Cuts Jake Shields

After posting a mundane 4-3 (1 NC) record in the UFC, welterweight Jake Shields (pictured) has been released by the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. MMAFighting.com confirmed Shields’ firing with his manager, Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management. “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC,” McMahon expressed in a statement. “Jake appreciates the opportunities...
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Fighter Scouting Report: Jake Shields

Jake Shields Vitals 6'0" 170 lbs (Welterweight) 72" reach, Orthodox Jan 9, 1979 Record 29-6-1 (1 NC) (UFC: 4-2, 1 NC) Current Streak 2 straight wins Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class-A Shooto NCAA Division II wrestler Two-time community college wrestling All-American Numerous international grappling...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shields eyes next step toward contention

Jake Shields has spent his entire mixed martial arts career gathering accolades and respect for his talent. As a champion of multiple organizations, Shields' resume includes victories over some of the sport's top fighters, and it doesn't take a deep investigation to understand what he does best is win. Over the course of five years, Shields rattled off an impressive...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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