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UFC releases Jake Shields

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Posted by isk

While Shields had a 4 fight winning streak before the decisive loss to Lombard, 2 of those wins were plodding split decisions, and a 3rd was overturned to a NC due to a positive steroids test. That looks bad along with the Okami-Fitch factor - proven, difficult, not fighting for a UFC title any time soon.

That said, Jake did get his title shot, and he remains one of the few guys to not only survive an H-bomb but to win in the process. I don't think his fighting career's over; his style should keep him fed for a long time. I think he'd be a fantastic grappling coach once he does retire.

When was the substance he failed for revealed to be steroids?

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Posted by scoozna

It is kinda funny to think that by releasing (or not signing) the boring-est fighters, the UFC simultaneously trims its ranks and subverts the other organizations by making them boring.



Yeah, I've eluded to this in the past. Shields is a Trojan Horse in a sense.

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Post #17   4/7/14 6:51:13PM   

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Good for everybody , now we can see Shield vs Fitch , Palhares , or Funky

Post #18   4/7/14 7:41:06PM   

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Posted by Goatenstein

When was the substance he failed for revealed to be steroids?



Don't think it was ever actually disclosed, due to the Colorado commission's NDA.

Post #19   4/7/14 8:49:30PM   

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Jake Shields was making $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win. The precedence was already set with 1 loss cuts of Jon Fitch, who was making $60k/$60k, & Yushin Okami, who was only at $42k/$42k; so this not surprising at all.

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Post #20   4/7/14 9:29:48PM   

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Posted by scoozna

It is kinda funny to think that by releasing (or not signing) the boring-est fighters, the UFC simultaneously trims its ranks and subverts the other organizations by making them boring.



It's great when those ex UFC fighters then go on to get choked out by someone not even close to their 'rank'.

I'm looking at you, Fitch.

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To furthermore look at fighters pay, cast-mates from TUF are starting at a mere $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win (Kelvin Gastelum still at after 3 wins). A recent news article stated that Holly Holm, who would be an instant star & exciting fighter, was only offered $15k, $15k and she would probably get an immediate title shot. If you want to say thats where they start & build; Gleisan Tibau has had 21 UFC fights & has still only moved up $37k, $37k. The 3 big cuts were all still top 10, but coming off a loss at their pay, being boring fighters, & at the end their careers likely to never make it back to a title shot were all rightfully cut.

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