MMA  > General MMA  > Signed, sealed, delivered He's theirs!
July 16, 2010, 10:42 AM
Jake Sheilds has officially been signed by the UFC and will make his debut at the 170 lb division. No contract specifics have been revealed (HELLO IT'S THE UFC)!

Now that we know he is at 170 who does he fight....whats the best fight for him and for the UFC?
July 16, 2010  10:50 AM ET

Yesssss! Winner of Fitch and Alves maybe. Then fight a really good wrestler like Kos (after he loses to GSP) or someone. Or maybe get an easy win to start things off and fight Dan Hardy.

July 16, 2010  10:52 AM ET

And Shields might fight at 121 on the same card with Lesnar and Velasquez.

July 16, 2010  10:56 AM ET

I can't believe he agreed to drop back down to 170.... Any fight is good for the UFC because they don't pay the fighters jack crap so they keep all of the proceeds from the PPV. As for what fight is good for shields, I say anything less than a title shot is a bust for him.... He was the 185lb champ for SF beating a top 5 guy from UFC in his last fight. He hasn't lost in how long??? So what does Shields have to prove by having to work his way up the ladder? For those that say that if he loses to the lower guys he shouldn't be fighting the champ anyway.... I say every streak comes to an end and any fighter can get caught at anytime. Just ask GSP...

In my opinion its a lose lose situation for Shields and the UFC if he doesn't fight for the title in his first fight.

July 16, 2010  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Yesssss! Winner of Fitch and Alves maybe. Then fight a really good wrestler like Kos (after he loses to GSP) or someone. Or maybe get an easy win to start things off and fight Dan Hardy.

I heard Condit and Hardy are already scheduled to fight in October. For 121 that means they can't give him Condit, Hardy, Fitch, Alves, Koscheck or GSP.

July 16, 2010  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I can't believe he agreed to drop back down to 170.... Any fight is good for the UFC because they don't pay the fighters jack crap so they keep all of the proceeds from the PPV. As for what fight is good for shields, I say anything less than a title shot is a bust for him.... He was the 185lb champ for SF beating a top 5 guy from UFC in his last fight. He hasn't lost in how long??? So what does Shields have to prove by having to work his way up the ladder? For those that say that if he loses to the lower guys he shouldn't be fighting the champ anyway.... I say every streak comes to an end and any fighter can get caught at anytime. Just ask GSP...In my opinion its a lose lose situation for Shields and the UFC if he doesn't fight for the title in his first fight.

Thats means he'd be side-lined for months...if he's at 170 he would fight in 8-9 months at best if it was for a title. That figures GSP beating Koscheck in December and then defending in late March to early April.

July 16, 2010  11:02 AM ET

Kampman or Thiago(Paulo, that is).

Neither have upcoming fights and would all be a beatable yet stern test of his mettle in the UFC.

July 16, 2010  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I heard Condit and Hardy are already scheduled to fight in October. For 121 that means they can't give him Condit, Hardy, Fitch, Alves, Koscheck or GSP.

So basically he is screwed......

July 16, 2010  11:06 AM ET

Give him the winner of Ricardo Almeida vs Matt Hughes (UFC 117).

July 16, 2010  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Kampman or Thiago(Paulo, that is).Neither have upcoming fights and would all be a beatable yet stern test of his mettle in the UFC.

Thiago is coming off of a loss to Kampman, so that would make no sense. Kampman not even a year ago lost to Daley who Shields has already beaten, so to me that one makes no sense for shields either...

July 16, 2010  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Kampman or Thiago(Paulo, that is).Neither have upcoming fights and would all be a beatable yet stern test of his mettle in the UFC.

Swick is also available.

July 16, 2010  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Swick is also available.

Swick is coming off of 2 staright losses....

July 16, 2010  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Swick is coming off of 2 staright losses....

straight

July 16, 2010  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Give him the winner of Ricardo Almeida vs Matt Hughes (UFC 117).

Yeah I saw your suggestion in the other post. It's not buring hot but its a warming idea.

July 16, 2010  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah I saw your suggestion in the other post. It's not buring hot but its a warming idea.

The problem is..all the big names are already booked.

July 16, 2010  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Swick is also available.

Isn't Swick 0-2 in his last outings?

July 16, 2010  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Isn't Swick 0-2 in his last outings?

comment 11... hahahahaha

July 16, 2010  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The problem is..all the big names are already booked.

I think we'll all feel a little stunned when his opponent is announced.

July 16, 2010  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Isn't Swick 0-2 in his last outings?

and Thiago is coming off of a loss to Kampman...

July 16, 2010  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I think we'll all feel a little stunned when his opponent is announced.

not so much stunned as disappointed I think.....

 
July 16, 2010  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

not so much stunned as disappointed I think.....

The New York Badass?

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