Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 

Jake Shields Opts to Remain in Main Event of UFC Fight Night 25

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

FastKnockout

THE RUTHLESS ONE

FastKnockout Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:15,705
Career:3,491-1,967
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,888
Despite his father, Jack, passing away earlier this week, UFC welterweight contender Jake Shields has opted to remain in the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger.

LINK

Post #1   8/31/11 7:56:28PM   

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,749
Career:2,453-1,449
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,562
I'm not a huge fan of Jake but I gotta give respect where its due...mad props Mr. Shields

_______________________________________

Post #2   8/31/11 8:17:24PM   

mattjonesy

Standup Guy

mattjonesy Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:414
Career:2,962-1,819
Joined:May 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
88

Posted by prophecy033

I'm not a huge fan of Jake but I gotta give respect where its due...mad props Mr. Shields



But I really dont think its the right thing to do. U cant train to ure full potential let alone fight when something like this happens.

Post #3   8/31/11 9:12:38PM   

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,749
Career:2,453-1,449
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,562

Posted by mattjonesy


Posted by prophecy033

I'm not a huge fan of Jake but I gotta give respect where its due...mad props Mr. Shields



But I really dont think its the right thing to do. U cant train to ure full potential let alone fight when something like this happens.

very true, maybe he thinks its what his dad would want

_______________________________________

Post #4   8/31/11 9:24:09PM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
13
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:16,219
Career:4,222-2,280
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
1,138
If I were him I would opt out
His head is else where right now, he will either get knocked out quick or sub ellenburger like a man possed.

Post #5   8/31/11 9:24:40PM   

Twenty20Dollars

Heavyweight Champ

5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,772
Career:1,572-1,001
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,196
props to him

Post #6   8/31/11 11:12:16PM   

FastKnockout

THE RUTHLESS ONE

FastKnockout Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:15,705
Career:3,491-1,967
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,888

Posted by mattjonesy


Posted by prophecy033

I'm not a huge fan of Jake but I gotta give respect where its due...mad props Mr. Shields



But I really dont think its the right thing to do. U cant train to ure full potential let alone fight when something like this happens.



True. I remember reading an interview with Vitor Belfort where he blamed his losses to Couture and Ortiz on the kidnapping of his sister. When something dramatic like this happens, it's hard to stay focused on the tasks at hand.

Post #7   8/31/11 11:37:35PM   

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,749
Career:2,453-1,449
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,562

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by mattjonesy


Posted by prophecy033

I'm not a huge fan of Jake but I gotta give respect where its due...mad props Mr. Shields



But I really dont think its the right thing to do. U cant train to ure full potential let alone fight when something like this happens.



True. I remember reading an interview with Vitor Belfort where he blamed his losses to Couture and Ortiz on the kidnapping of his sister. When something dramatic like this happens, it's hard to stay focused on the tasks at hand.

you could tell Vitor wasn't right in those fights. It took him awhile to get his head right. But i feel Jake is stronger mentally then Vitor

_______________________________________

Post #8   9/1/11 12:21:26AM   

jay98107

MMA Sensei

jay98107 Avatar
13
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,114
Career:4,434-2,639
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
300

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by mattjonesy


Posted by prophecy033

I'm not a huge fan of Jake but I gotta give respect where its due...mad props Mr. Shields



But I really dont think its the right thing to do. U cant train to ure full potential let alone fight when something like this happens.



True. I remember reading an interview with Vitor Belfort where he blamed his losses to Couture and Ortiz on the kidnapping of his sister. When something dramatic like this happens, it's hard to stay focused on the tasks at hand.

you could tell Vitor wasn't right in those fights. It took him awhile to get his head right. But i feel Jake is stronger mentally then Vitor



Vitors return to prominence coincided pretty much exactly with the arrest of his sisters murderers.

Post #9   9/1/11 2:57:57AM   

Poor_Franklin

Slight Reach Advantage

Poor_Franklin Avatar
10
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,269
Career:2,539-1,494
Joined:Jun 2011
Camp: Fight Ducker
Chips:
1,640
I really hope he isn't forcing himself to do something he doesn't want to bc of being THE star that is driving this card. I know we know who is fighting, but to your average joe, he might be the only guy joe shmo has ever heard of on this card.

i never liked shields, & he has always had my respect, but he has earned a few extra points. just hope his head is right when he steps in the octagon

_______________________________________
Never Trust A Man Who Does Not Make All Of His Picks

Post #10   9/1/11 4:35:19AM   

pmoney

P$ Pimpin'

pmoney Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,080
Career:1,917-1,200
Joined:Oct 2010
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
1,346
That's valor right there. I have a hell of a lot of respect for Jake Shields.

Post #11   9/1/11 5:17:33AM   

Shawn91111

RETIRED

Shawn91111 Avatar
27
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,392
Career:3,645-1,939
Joined:Sep 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
1,290
Nobody can put themselves in his place and say its the right or wrong thing to, only Jake knows. Only he knows how much this will help or affect him.

_______________________________________
It was fun while it lasted, thanks Playground

Post #12   9/1/11 8:44:12AM   

icantthinkofanything

MMA Sensei

icantthinkofanything Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,040
Career:913-640
Joined:Jan 2009
Camp: 360 Mafia
Chips:
67
Choke him out Jake!
RIP Jack

Post #13   9/1/11 12:31:23PM   

Bubbles

Come at me bro

Bubbles Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,368
Career:1,153-681
Joined:Oct 2009
Chips:
1,463
i can see this playing out the way Favre did on that Monday nighter right after his dad passed away. i hope so anyways

_______________________________________
The best cure for insomnia is a lot of sex. Even if it doesn't end up putting you to sleep, you don't mind so much

Men be careful, female sexual predators are using a date rape drug called a Blowjob to trap men into scams called relationships.

Post #14   9/1/11 12:44:19PM   

bjj1605

Heavyweight Champ

bjj1605 Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,566
Career:1,953-1,167
Joined:Oct 2007
Camp: Canadian Power Team
Chips:
772
It could also be a motivating factor for him.

No one knows how this will affect him. Emotions are funny things.

Maybe he will be determined to win the fight 'for his dad'.

I say whatever he feels is right, IS right.

Post #15   9/1/11 7:31:37PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2