Props: Fight! Magazine
"I don't like Jake. I've got nothing for him.... He'll never fight me. He'll never make that kind of money and get that kind of shot because I don't like him.... I don’t want to fight Jake Shields because he has no personality. He’s a boring fighter. And when he got on to CBS, and it was his chance to be a star, he leg humped [Jason "Mayhem" Miller] all night long and killed our ratings. That’s why I don’t want to fight Jake Shields."
Former Strikeforce and UFC champion, Frank Shamrock, pulls no punches when asked about his reasons for not wanting to fight the San Jose-based mixed martial arts promotion's reigning 185-pound kingpin, Jake Shields. Prior to the decision win over Miller back in November -- his thirteenth consecutive victory -- Shields stopped eight straight opponents with a mix of submissions and technical knockouts. He clearly has the ability to finish fights and does so very often. Is this merely more bluster from the 37-year-old veteran or is Shields' style/personality just a boring package despite his success? For what it's worth, Shields more than likely has bigger threats to worry about in the division, including new acquisitions Dan Henderson and Melvin Manhoef, as well as Cung Le, before even thinking about stepping inside the cage with Shamrock, who has dropped three of his last four bouts.