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Jake Shields: Cung Le would rather vacate the title than have to fight me for it

"Cung Le doesn't want to fight me. That's why he vacated the title only to come back a month later and fight again. You'll have to ask Cung why he won't fight me."

Newly crowned Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields takes at shot at Cung Le during the "Fedor vs. Rogers" post fight press conference on Nov. 7 from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Shields bested Jason "Mayhem" Miller in a five round unanimous decision victory to lay claim to the belt that Le vacated just last month. Le contends that he was not expecting to be available to to fight so soon, but his current acting gig was delayed when the movie he was filiming got pushed back a year, thus freeing him up for a return to Strikeforce against Scott Smith on Dec. 19. Is Le avoiding the ground game of Shields? Or is this just a case of inconvenient timing? Thoughts?

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