"No, I really didn’t have an intention of going back to Strikeforce," Shields told MMAWeekly Radio on Monday. "It's nothing against them. I don't think they're a bad show. I just think the UFC, it's the prime show right now; everyone knows UFC is the spot to be. It doesn't mean Strikeforce is bad; I think it's good they're out there.
"Being the Strikeforce champ's cool and all, but I really had the dream of being the UFC champ."