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After a little over three years, Jake Shields' UFC run has come to an end.
The former welterweight contender has been released by the promotion, his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management confirmed with MMAFighting.com.
The five-time jiu-jitsu world champion and three-time ADCC winner is taking this year off from competition to have a baby but once she's recovered from child-birth she hopes to compete in MMA and fight in the UFC.
UFC welterweight competitor Martin Kampmann spoke with MMAFighting.com regarding his hiatus from MMA competition, whether he will retire in the near future, as well as his decision to begin coaching fighters.
Estevan Payan (14-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) now has a third scheduled opponent at UFC on FOX 11, as Alex Garcia (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) replaces an injured Mike Brown, who was originally a replacement for Sean Soriano.
Following the surprising news that the Maryland State Athletic Commission had randomly tested UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones as well as title challenger Glover Teixeira ahead of UFC 172, the commission has now released a statement detailing their decision to administer the random drug tests.