Shields was released from the UFC about two weeks ago and has already found a new home.
That new home being The World Series of Fighting.
The former Elite XC and Shooto welterweight champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion went 4-3-1 in his tenure in the UFC. With wins over striking sniper Martin Kampmann, Sexyama, potential number 1 contender Tyron Woodley and BJJ ace Demian Maia.
Shields received a much deserved title shot in the UFC after his incredible 15th consecutive professional victory, a streak that included victories over former UFC Middleweight TItle challenger, Yushin Okami, former UFC Welterweight Interim Champion Carlos Condit, former Strikeforce Welterweight title challenger Paul Daley, recent UFC welterweight title challenger Robbie Lawler, TUF coach Jason Miller and the ageless former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight title challenger Dan Henderson.
Jake failed in his title encounter against long time and recently retired UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, and thus snapped his incredible streak, but after a year he began a new one, this time, of only 4 fights, one being turned into a no-contest after a win against TUF alum Ed Herman was reversed after a failed drug test.
Then a mundane decision loss against Hector Lombard was enough for Dana White to send the Caesar Gracie American jiu-jitsu practioner his walking papers.
But Jake has a new home.
The WSOF will serve as Jake’s new home and he can look forward to fights with former UFC veterans; Jon Fitch, Josh Burkman, Jorge Santiago, Gerald Harris, Aaron Simpson and current WSOF Welterweight Champion Rousimar Palhares.
Jake may be in the twilight of his career but rest assured he will perform to the best of his ability in the WSOF and once he goes out you can bet it’ll be on his shield…or Shields… Hehe.