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Why did Jake Shields get released by the UFC ?

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  1. JohnRem Yellow Belt

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    He only had one loss at the time after a few wins

    Why did he get released by the UFC ?
     
  2. vkram Brown Belt

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    Because he puts people to sleep
     
  3. TobikanJudan94 Never be game over

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    The same reason Fitch and Okami got released.

    The same reason Sonnen,Diaz,Condit,Gustafsson,Cain had a title shot.

    UFC is a business first,then an MMA promotion.
     
  4. Internet Fairy Yellow Belt

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    He's a skilled fighter, and deserves to fight the best.
     
  5. Jaymo_ie Green Belt

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    Jake is a good fighter,

    However he has the charisma and the personality of a..

    [​IMG]
     
  6. freakroor Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    business/politics.

    jake is top-10 and has been for a long time. he beats any welterweight on the ground except palhares :icon_evil
     
  7. MachidaNo1Fan Red Belt

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    About as stale as you can get.
    No one wants to watch him fight for many reasons
     
  8. robmorpeth Brown Belt

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    He was a victim of his own success outside of the UFC.

    UFC signed him for a shit ton of money then decided he wasn't worth the investment when his contract was due to be renewed
     
  9. MachidaNo1Fan Red Belt

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    You forgot about his stand-up game :redface: It's cringing in watch him move, especially standing up. Just acts awkwardly IMO
     
  10. Fergelmince Black Belt

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    He doesn't imitate a Toughman contest.
     
  11. imissWECPalmer Purple Belt

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    expensive & boring.
     
  12. mikenason TOUGH GUY

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    Because he fights like Jon Fitch. And we all saw what happened with Fitch.
     
  13. frederick Red Belt

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    Somewhere along the line it's a sport, I think. But I'm not sure how many levels before that.
     
  14. Wayweary Silver Belt

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    And not his opponents.
     
  15. Rhood Gold Belt

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    Because he makes Jon Fitch look like Fedor Emelianenko
     
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    His loss to Phallares was bad. He needed to beat that guy. That would have made Shields a legend.
     
  17. Cooliox Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Because like Okami, he kept eliminating contenders which kept the division's door from revolving.

    Fitch is the prime example.

    Don't forget, Shields did 800k buys with GSP, sold 55,000 seats, and even won 2 rounds against the WW GOAT.
     
  18. Magooglie Steel Belt

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    Dana thought he was boring.
     
  19. PivotPunch Red Belt

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    It doesn't matter hwo entertaining he is or isn't he's a top 10 WW releasing him was a disgraceful move
     
  20. Damon3388 Purple Belt

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    I really think Dana White's comments on Shields after his release sum it up best:

    He's 36 years old, was never able to finish anyone in the UFC, has never had a KO victory in 41 fights and 16 years in the sport. He's not getting any better or more exciting, and he's not a threat to the upper echelon of the division. Not really too much upside to keeping a guy like that around, especially if he's commanding big money.

    He arguably peaked just before arriving in the UFC, had his time, and was moved on. If the UFC are going to bring outside guys in to replenish the Welterweight division, I'd rather they look at younger guys like Andrey Koreshkov, Douglas Lima and Ben Askren (even if he might just be a younger, mouthier version of Shields), as well as continuing to build young guys already inside the org like Tarec Saffiedine, Gunnar Nelson, Lorenz Larkin and Neil Magny.
     
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