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Strikeforce Champ, Jake Shields, Heads to TUF 11

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Current Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields is going to the UFC.

Not as a fighter, but as an assistant coach to Chuck Liddell on the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter."

Shields announced the news on his official website, JakeShields.com. He will serve as a wrestling and jiu-jitsu coach for Liddell for the next six to seven weeks.

This will not be the first time a fighter from a different promotion has appeared on the popular reality show. Former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler assisted his friend and coach, Matt Hughes, during the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Post #1   1/21/10 9:00:33AM   

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one foot in the door now in the ufc
if he loses to hendo he won't fight pal diaz at welterweight
i predict he will jum p ship and come to ufc by end of the year

Post #2   1/21/10 10:51:22AM   

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i think it will all depend on his contract with strikeforce. i can see shields coming to the ufc but not within a year. i could be wrong

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Post #3   1/21/10 11:36:29AM   

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I think it will happen, he's somebody who has no reason not to be in the UFC, and he's been among the more well known fighters not in the UFC. He's not going to hang around and be the Strikeforce gatekeeper, when he's got several interesting fights in the UFC.

Post #4   1/21/10 11:42:33AM   

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Hopefully he doesnt have much commentary...

Post #5   1/21/10 12:28:38PM   

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i hope this doesnt affect his training for hendo cause he needs all he can get.

Post #6   1/21/10 12:38:51PM   

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oh wait I forgot tito was the other coach, so he will hog all the talking.

Post #7   1/21/10 6:20:47PM   

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Posted by hate4thestate

i hope this doesnt affect his training for hendo cause he needs all he can get.



lol i don't think its going to matter how much he trains, the results will still be the same

Post #8   1/21/10 6:47:51PM   

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This is a ploy to market Sheilds a bit more to the average joe MMA fan. Sounds like a soid plan. He will be in the UFC sooner rather than later.

Post #9   1/21/10 9:35:19PM   

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please don't put him in front of a camera.

Post #10   1/21/10 10:54:39PM   

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I have to predict that Chucks going to dominate, in his coaching, his competitors will win more, and in the upcoming fight with Tito.

Post #11   1/22/10 7:02:53PM