Pic: Nate Diaz "finally" awarded Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie today, according to Jake Shields (R). His brother Nick Diaz (L) also makes it into the photo. Diaz will next get the opportunity to put his superior grappling skills to the test when he takes on Jim Miller in the UFC on FX 3 main event, which is set for the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 5, 2012.
Matt Hume, Mark Munoz, Jake Shields, Mike Dolce, Krzysztof Soszynski, Dr. Ryan Parsons, Jon Fitch, Javier Mendez and Justin McCully share their thoughts on UFC 141's heavyweight main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.
Despite his father passing away just yesterday, Jake Shields will remain on the UFC Fight Night 25: "Battle on the Bayou" event on Sept. 17, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana, according to MMA Fighting. He will headline the show against fellow welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger in a bout filled with divisional relevance.
Jake Shields' father passed away today (August 30th, 2011), just over two weeks away from Jake's scheduled bout against Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 25 on Sept. 17 in New Orleans. Jack Shields was his son's high school wrestling coach, and also served as his manager. No word on whether or not Shields will pull out of his bout against Ellenberger.
UFC Jake Ellenberger vs Jake Shields "I'm going to put him to sleep" Reporter Knocked Out
Coalition Fight Music (CFM) has reportedly come to an agreement with the Cesar Gracie team to provide custom walkout music for fighters from the gym, starting with Nick Diaz for his upcoming title shot against Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other notable fighters out of the Gracie camp are Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz. Will this quickly become a growing trend in MMA sponsorship is it this just a flash in the pan? Time will tell. Props: MMA Weekly
Let's go to the video tape: Jake Shields pokes Georges St. Pierre in the eye during their UFC 129 welterweight title fight on April 30, 2011. Quite a few folks thought a jab is what caused the damage to the French-Canadian's eye. Does this film convince you otherwise? HT: Bloody Elbow
Lucky fan puts the belt on Georges St. Pierre (.gif). Trevor Fitzgerald, who won a contest just to get to go to UFC 129 on April 30, 2011, in Toronto, tried his luck by asking Dana White if he would let him put the welterweight championship around St. Pierre's waist if the French-Canadian were to emerge victorious. White said yes and they exchanged information. Lo and behold, after GSP won a five-round decision over Jake Shields, Fitzgerald climbed inside the Octagon and did his duty for the night. Props: IronforgesIron
We saw the inside of the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as it underwent preparation to host UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" tonight, April 30, 2011 (click here if not), and now here's a look at the finished product just hours before the show is set to get underway. 55,000 strong will pack the arena to cheer on their hero, Georges St. Pierre, as he attempts to defend his welterweight title for the sixth consecutive time against perhaps the most highly credentialed challenger he's ever fought, Jake Shields. Props: Sergio Non of USA Today
We knew Jake Shields had brought Chael Sonnen in to train with the Cesar Gracie team to get him ready for Georges St. Pierre on April 30 at UFC 129. We saw the photographic evidence to prove it. But has Sonnen gone from a part-time training partner to a full-blown member of the 209 boyz (Pic)? Don't be scared, Michael Spitsbing.