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

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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.

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Post #1   8/31/11 7:56:28PM   

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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props to him

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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.

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Posted by FastKnockout


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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

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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.

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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

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That's valor right there. I have a hell of a lot of respect for Jake Shields.

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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.

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Choke him out Jake!
RIP Jack

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i can see this playing out the way Favre did on that Monday nighter right after his dad passed away. i hope so anyways

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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.

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