Jake Shields Talks A Return To Middleweight
Posted on 13 Apr 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Jake Shields recently spoke about a possible return to middleweight, here are the highlights…
Will He Fight at Middleweight or Welterweight Next?: "I'm willing to fight at either weight, so whatever they offer me, I'll take it."
Where Does He Fit Best?: "I really feel like I'm in the middle," he said. "I hate cutting weight down to 170; I feel like the last couple of pounds, I feel a little bit weaker. But I'm a little bit small for 185. Really, I'd be perfect for the weight in the middle, but unfortunately, there's not (that option). I haven't figured out which way to go."
On His Next Fight: "I really want to fight the top guys," Shields said. "Obviously, Anderson Silva being at the top, that's what I want. Unfortunately, some of the very best guys at that weight are my friends. Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping are two of the very best. But I guess it comes down to business. Sometimes, you've got to fight your friends."